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Brickell approves Borges’ artfully designed Megacenter off I-95

Walls facing interstate will showcase rotating artist's work to visitors of Brickell
  • New Megacenter in Brickell neighborhood received approval from the Urban Design Review Board.
  • Megacenter is designed by Borges & Associates Architecture, which worked with Chilean-based developer Red Megacentro.
  • The two-tower development will feature 57 multi-family units in one building and mini-storage, parking, and office space in the other.

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A new development in Brickell neighborhood will serve more purpose than its intended mixed-use real estate plan offers. The new Borges & Associates-designed Megacenter will also act as a massive art space to drivers on I-95. "I've always been fascinated with this idea of freeway architecture," said Reinaldo Borges, principle and CEO of Borges & Associates Archtecture. "The building itself becomes billboard architecture where we're capturing the attention of people on the freeway, and we're trying to promote something." Rendering of Megacenter from I-95 In the approved proposal for the development at the intersection of SW 7th and 4SW 8th Streets, which is right on the edge of Interstate 95 and the off-ramp into downtown Miami, prominent wall space is being allocated for rotating art installations. Megacenter and the Miami 21 code "There's a tendency here in Miami to do these murals that are called murals, but are really, like, advertising," Borges said. He added th...