Florida's peninsular shape has often looked like a hand extended in friendship to refugees seeking political asylum in the United States. Now, Miami Beach will honor the courageous people who traveled dangerous waters in search of freedom, by constructing the Miami Beach Pier Museum, a so-called horizontal monument to America's immigrants. To that end, a design competition was recently held by the University of Miami School of Architecture, and the top three designs have been chosen by a panel of jurors organized by the Peruvian firm Arquitectum.
This Wednesday, see the results and hear the panel of jurors speak about the project and the competition's winners at the Jorge M. Perez Architecture Center on UM's campus. The discussion begins at 6 p.m., followed by an exhibition of the work and a reception.