ULI SE Florida/Caribbean announced its 2016 Project of the Year Winner on Thursday, September 22nd at the District Council’s Vision Awards to an audience of over 640 at the JW Marriott Marquis Miami.
The Wynwood Walls is a collection of six privately-owned warehouses, located in the urban core of Miami, whose exterior walls were transformed into an outdoor “Museum of the Streets” by visionary place-maker Tony Goldman. The Walls surround more than 1.5 acres of land, formerly parking lots and junkyards, that now provide multiple areas for the public to enjoy. With more than 30 masterpieces on giant canvases produced by internationally-acclaimed artists from more than 15 countries, it is likely the largest concentrated public display of high quality street art anywhere in the world.
Born in 2009, Wynwood Walls has helped ignite one of the largest art movements in history, and has been a catalyst for change, not only in the way people think but also in how they experience their surroundings. Since its inception and in the past five years, real estate values in Wynwood have appreciated dramatically and the number of restaurants have increased from 1 in 2009, to more than 30 today. The Wynwood Walls concept was the igniter to a once forgotten neighborhood, transforming it into one of the hottest global destinations while stimulating new business and job creation.
Offering varied land use such as retail, restaurants, parks/open space and entertainment and event space, Wynwood Walls is not only a prime example of creative placemaking, but has also influenced other innovative and meaningful projects in the community and throughout the world.
Goldman Properties’ Development team included Architect/Designers Tony Goldman & Jessica Goldman Srebnick, in collaboration with DNB Design Group & Plusurbia, Janet Goldman, Joey Goldman, Marlo Courtney, Victor Sanchez, Daniele Lomoriello, Joseph Furst, Stacey Sequeira, Mauricio Lopez and Jeffrey Deitch.
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