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.
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.