Paradise in Process

sea rise and sun set

by Jessy Yang (MAUD ’17)

This project sees the issue of imminent sea level rise and the real estate boom in Miami Beach as opportunities to reshape the future collective image of the city along Biscayne Bay.

The project deploys a new grid framework along the city’s west coast that opens up access to the waterfront from the existing set of privatized superblocks, crenelates a resilient waterfront to protect from future storm surges, and stages the future developments of the city through a consistent formal language, one informed by sea rise adaptation and solar performance.