The 3-year, $620 million renovation of the Miami Beach Convention Center is powering towards completion. The redesign, which features 500 aluminum fins which are influenced by ocean waves, was designed by Fentress Architects, Arquitectonica and West 8. Miami Beach Convention Center features 1.4 million SF of total development including a 500,000 SF exhibit hall, 4 ballrooms and 127,000 SF of meeting space. The renovation will also bring a contemporary multimedia screen and futuristic lighting on the ballroom ceilings. Construction is expected to be completed by December 2018 for Art Basel and construction on the adjacent park, the final piece of the renovation, should begin shortly.
Imagery by Craig Denis