• derek torsani

Design
LINCOLN ROAD PARKING

Brutalismo tropicale

When the transformation of the massive Suntrust Bank building was announced in 2005, there was a determination not to create yet another cement parallelepipedon with a shopping centre and multistorey car park. The renowned Swiss studio Herzog & de Meuron was entrusted with developing the project, bringing to life one of the most original and iconic buildings of our time.

―ONE OF THE MOST ORIGINAL AND ICONIC BUILDINGS OF OUR TIME

1111 Lincoln Road is a raw, irregular and asymmetrical brutalist structure, open on all four sides. Inclined columns confer a sense of precarious equilibrium upon its architecture, and floors of different height create further movement. This luminous and open facility offers 300 parking spaces and contains shops, small restaurants, a few luxury apartments, gardens, courtyards, fountains and terraces. The structure is characterised by plays on interior/exterior, creating a continuity which exudes lightness and scope, offering visitors unbeatable views of the Ocean and the Art Deco district.

A Tropical Modernism, articulated in the alternation of volumes which embrace elements and materials such as water, air, light, wood and stone, creating a unique location whose beauty immensely transcends its original purpose of use.

Valentina Monti