1111 Lincoln Road
Herzog & de Meuron

September 20, 2010 /

Miami Beach, Florida, USA

Photo © Iwan Baan

The nature of Lincoln Road was the one source of inspiration for the architecture of the car park, its being connected to the massive, closed Suntrust office building the other.

The mixed use development called 1111 Lincoln Road in Miami Beach comprises four different parcels. An existing building, the former Suntrust building, is renewed since the bank has left the building to be accommodated around the corner. A mixed use structure for parking, retail and a private residence becomes attached to the Suntrust building.

A two-story building with the relocated bank on the ground floor and four residences on the upper floor faces Alton Road, with a landscaped alley and surface parking lot behind it.

Photo © Iwan Baan

Photo © Iwan Baan

Photo © Iwan Baan

Photo © Iwan Baan

The garage is a fully open concrete structure. Ceiling heights vary between standard parking height and double or even triple height, in order to accommodate other programs, permanently as well as temporarily.

A retail unit and a private residence are located on the upper levels, and the structure can be used for parties, photo or film shoots, fashion shows, concerts or other social or commercial activities, offering amazing views as the backdrop for the stage.

Photo © Iwan Baan

Photo © Iwan Baan

An unenclosed, sculptural stair in the center of the building makes pedestrian circulation in the garage a panoramic, ceremonial experience, as is moving through the building in a car. A new entry and an open, lit staircase in one of the existing corner towers of the Suntrust building indicate the new rooftop restaurant, which offers exquisite views over the Art Deco District and the Miami Beach skyline alongside the Atlantic Ocean.

Photo © Iwan Baan

Photo © Iwan Baan

Photo © Iwan Baan

1111 includes the transformation of the massive Suntrust Bank building from the 1970s into a publicly accessible place. The lowest floorplate of the car park cuts away a large part of the ground floor of this building, creating a fully glazed, kinked storefront all along Lincoln Road.

Photo © Iwan Baan

Photo © Iwan Baan

Photo © Iwan Baan

The structure is the architecture. The car park is an organism made up of a family of concrete slabs, deployed as floor plates, columns and ramps.

The location and form of these elements result from a series of forces acting upon each other, a complex overlapping of site and building code requirements, combined with program choices and the aspiration to both integrate with Lincoln Road Mall and to formulate its beginning at the corner of Alton Road.

Photo © Iwan Baan

Facts about 1111 Lincoln Road

Car Park site area:

27,000 ft2
Gross Floor Area
Car Park structure for 300 cars: 243,000ft2
Existing buildings: 136,000 ft2
Suntrust building: 21,306 ft2

Design Architect:

Herzog & de Meuron

Project Team:


Jacques Herzog
Pierre de Meuron
Christine Binswanger
Project Architects:
Charles Stone (Associate)
Jason Frantzen
Nils Sanderson
Project Team:
Mark Loughnan (Associate)
Karl Blette
Christopher Haas
Yong Huang
Yuichi Kodai
Paul Martinez
Caro van der Venne
Savannah Lamal

Architect of Record:

Charles H. Benson & Associate Architects, Miami Beach, USA
Structural Engineering:
Optimus Structural Design LLC, Miami, USA
General Contractor:
G.T. McDonald Enterprises, Inc., Miami, USA
HVAC, Plumbing, Mechanical, Electrical Engineering:
Franyie Engineers, Inc, Miami, USA
Landscape Design: Raymond Jungles, Miami, USA


MBeach1 and Robert Wennett
Miami Beach

Last updated: December 19, 2013

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