Daniel Buren designed pedestrian bridge at the entrance to Miami Beach has been revealed. Developers Russell Galbut and David Martin have unveiled the anticipated design for the pedestrian bridge on 5th Street. This pedestrian bridge was designed by French conceptual artist Daniel Buren. It is a multi color tube at one of the entrances to Miami Beach, off MacArthur Causeway. It is lined with curved glass panels that reflect the light.
The Miami Beach Canopy or the Pedestrian Bridge Project is a integral part of the mix use development, currently known as The Park On Fifth, on the 500 to 700 blocks of Alton Road. The Park On Fifth is going to be developed by David Martin’s Terra Group and Russell Galbut’s Crescent Heights. The Park on Fifth will include a three acre park donated to Miami Beach, a 44 story condo tower, over 50,000 sf of amenities and retail/restaurant spaces. On April 16th, the South Shore Hospital was imploded to make way for The Park on Fifth.
As it reads in ArtNet “Daniel Buren is a French Conceptual artist best known for his distinctive site-specific installations of alternating stripe patterns. His concept of a “degree zero of painting,” which he developed in the early 1960s, is the artist’s hallmark approach to the conditions of making a work of art. Throughout his work, he often employs simplified patterns as an approach to color and graphics in relation to architecture and space. “My painting, at the limit, can only signify itself,” he once declared. “It is. So much so, and so well, that anyone can make it and claim it.”