at the hearth of Coral Gables
This project redefined a driveway as an urban space (covered public plaza) by treating the ceiling as an urban façade, through contextual design. It addressed “The City Beautiful”, by considering Coral Gables iconic elements: gate, fountain, landscape and pavement.
design and functionality
Giralda Place Plaza is located at 255 Giralda Ave in Coral Gables. With a 7000SF area, has direct 80’ of frontage on Giralda with a 16’ height.
Designers were contacted to design a small fountain at the back of the driveway realizing the potential of the space, they instead proposed a master plan re-programing to the developer. Their idea enhanced property value through investment in the public realm while creating community impact through design.