Knight Plaza

James Corner Field Operations

Project Lead: James Corner Field Operations, Landscape Architecture & Urban Design.
Project Team: James Corner, RLA, Founding Partner, Design Director; Hong Zhou, Project Manager; and Ashley Ludwig, Project Designer.
Client: Miami Art Museum & Science Museum, US.
Photographs: James Corner Field Operations, Landscape Architecture & Urban Design and Jim Palma.

Situated on the edge of Biscayne Bay, Knight Plaza connects the Pérez Art Museum Miami by Herzog & de Meuron and the Frost Museum of Science by Grimshaw Architects. The plaza provides a lush focal point between the two museums. Designed as a comfortable oasis from Miami’s hot climate, the plaza showcases a splendid display of subtropical plants in groups of customdesigned flowing planters which morph from wall to lounge to seat in one seamless form.

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Size: 40,000 s.f. (1 acre).
Budget: $7 million.
Consultants: Rodriguez and Quiroga Architects Chartered, DDA Engineers, P.A., Fraga Engineers, LLC, Studio 321 (lighting), Sweeney + Associates, Inc. (Irrigation), The Friday Group, LLC.
Contractor: Suffolk Construction Company.