We at Haute Living looove Baselmania, and always want to fill our readers in on the latest and greatest events. Coming up, there is a big Basel related high-profile event that is open to the public, the awards ceremony and celebration of DawnTown, an architecture ideas competition that celebrates high-design downtown and puts a focus on design for the potential future of public transport and the center of our art & culture district. Big name VIPS will be there. Here’s the break down:
WHAT: DawnTown, the annual architecture ideas competition, is one of the highlight events during Art Basel, drawing the eyes of the international design world and telling the exciting urban story of Downtown Miami. This year’s competition sought creative architectural ideas for a new station for the Metromover, Miami’s elevated public transportation system, located off Biscayne Boulevard on the corner of Museum Park. On Friday, Dec. 4, the winning designs for “Dawntown: Metromover 2009” will be announced at the Marquis tower, the latest debut from world-renowned architecture firm Arquitectonica. Guests are invited to enjoy a breakfast ceremony alongside DawnTown creator Andrew Frey, founder of West 8 and designer of Governor’s Island in NYC Adriaan Geuze, Marquis’ internationally-acclaimed architect Bernardo Fort Brescia and supporters such as former Miami Mayor Manny Diaz and art collector Ella Cisneros.
Jury Members include:
Harpal Kapoor, director of Miami-Dade Transit
Luis Revuelta, architect
Terry Riley, architect
Mera Rubell of the Rubell Family Collection
Dennis Scholl, program director of the Knight Foundation
Gillian Thomas, president of the Miami Science Museum
Other Expected Guests include:
Chad Oppenheim, architect
Marcel Wanders, designer
Friday, December 4, 8:30AM to 10 AM
8:30 to 9 A-Check in, view exhibit of entries, continental buffet.
9 to 9:30 AM-Welcoming remarks from Bernardo Fort-Brescia, announcement of winning designs by jury members, 3 minute videos from winning designers.
9:30 to 10 AM-Keynote remarks by Adriaan Geuze
Marquis, 1100 Biscayne Blvd., Downtown Miami
Space is limited to this highly-anticipated annual Art Basel event, so all must RSVP to [email protected]