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MIAMI - first prize
AN ETHEREAL AND TRANSCENDENT SCULPTURE The reiteration of vertical elements forms a horizontal sculpture, an ethereal and transcendent landmark that celebrates immigrants’ identity.The Pier-Museum located at the end of the 5th avenue is made by blades of corten steel. They form the longitudinal walls of the museum, "invade" the beach, continue on the 5th avenue and spread around Miami and the entire U.S.A. territory. The vertical blades playing together in an aleatory rhythm evoke the waves' motion. They make up the structure of the museum; they cage and hold up the transparent exposition space identifying a pure volume with a strong identity and an ethereal presence. The volumetric simplicity of the building and its decomposition in bi-dimensional steel elements creates a symbolic language with all the immigrants who have arrived on these shores in search of their own personal American dream.