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Brickell City Centre: 17 Images Of WOW!

Brickell City Centre Climate Ribbon, photo by lee kleinBCC At Night, rendering courtesy ArquitectonicaAmerican Harvest, photo by lee kleinBrickell City Centre Climate Ribbon, photo by lee kleinBrickell City Centre Restaurant, rendering courtesy ArquitectonicaView of Brickell City Centre, photo by lee kleinQuinto La Terreza in EASTBookstore at Brickell City Centre, rendering courtesy ArquitectonicaMy Car Outside of EASTLounge at Brickell City Centre, rendering courtesy ArquitectonicaBCC Escalator, photo by lee kleinBrickell City Centre, rendering courtesy ArquitectonicaAnother View Of Brickell City Centre Climate Ribbon, courtesy ArquitectonicaBrickell City Centre, photo by lee kleinSugar Tearoom, photo courtesy East, MiamiMetro Mover StationTheater Counter

Brickell City Centre, downtown Miami’s dazzling entry into the 21st century, opened for business last week and didn’t disappoint. The $1.05 billion mixed-use project is anchored by three floors (500,000 square feet) of retail and restaurant offerings and two levels of underground parking(2,600 spaces). The property is being developed by Swire Properties, and includes the 40-story EAST, Miami (which opened in May), two residential towers (Rise and Reach), and two mid-rise office buildings. Over the next 10 years, the final two phases of Brickell City Centre will be constructed – including a 1,049-foot super-tall condo tower.

BCC At Night, rendering courtesy Arquitectonica

So far only a dozen or so of the businesses have opened, but anchor tenant Saks Fifth Avenue is up and running with a 107,550-square-foot store. The rest of the shops and eateries (88 are currently under construction) are rushing to complete their space in time for the holiday season. “Anywhere from four to 10 stores will open on a weekly basis,” says Swire President Stephen Owens. 

Brickell City Centre Climate Ribbon,

The visual centerpiece of this LEED Gold-certified property is the Climate Ribbon, a $30 million elevated trellis that spans 150,000 feet over three city blocks of BCC. The Ribbon, composed of steel, fabric, and a continuous glass surface, protects visitors from rain in the open-air shopping center, but also captures sea breezes to regulate air flow and temperature and collects rainwater for reuse. Plus it permits the enormous space to be illuminated by natural light in the open air -- brilliant concept by the architecture folks that designed BCC, local Miami favorites Arquitectonica.

Another View Of Brickell City Centre Climate Ribbon, courtesy Arquitectonica

Metro Mover Station

The first shopping level will feature luxury shops such as Armani Collezioni, Chopard and Kiton, and the Casa Tua Food Hall (due this spring or summer), which will proffer great Italian food to eat on-site – and serve as a market as well. Cole Haan is open, and I’ve already got my eyes on a pair of blue suede shoes there.

American Harvest, photo by lee klein

Premium and contemporary retailers will occupy the second and third floors; the latter level will likewise showcase restaurants and bars such as American Harvest; Big Easy Winebar & Grill; Dr. Smood; Häagen-Dazs; Pasión del Cielo; Pubbelly Sushi; the Casa Tua resto bar; and Luke’s Lobster. Not sure who Luke is, but the “Lobster” part of the name sure sounds promising. Quinto la Huella is already going strong at East, as is Sugar, the very cool rooftop lounge.

Sugar Tearoom, photo courtesy East, Miami

Quinto La Terreza in EAST

Other highlights: Apple will be opening its largest Florida outlet, and Cinemex aims to have the dine-in CMX theater up in time for the holidays.

Theater Counter

Brickell City Centre, photo by lee klein

Here are some of the tenants:

Clothing: 100% Capri, 120% Lino, Addict, Adolfo Dominguez, Agent Provocateur, Armani Collezioni, BDBA, Crocus Studio, Chopard, Cole Haan, Intermix, In-Sight, Kiton, Koko & Palenki, LIVE!, Lululemon, Mirto, Orlebar Brown, Onda de Mar, Rhythm of Grace, REISS, SportsAction, Sundek, Ted Baker, Vilebrequin, Tommy Bahama, Hugo Boss, Boglioli, Lafayette 148, SPARIS, Suit Supply, Victoria’s Secret, Stitched, Pinko

Brickell City Centre, rendering courtesy Arquitectonica

Brickell City Centre Climate Ribbon,

Shoes and accessories: Addict, Audemars Piguet, Acqua di Parma, APM Monaco, Bally, Caudalie, Capritouch, Coach, Diptyque, Designer Eyes, Font, Harmont & Blaine, Giuseppe Zanotti Design, Italia Independent, Illesteva, IRO, Kendra Scott, Kreations, Leetal Kalmanson, Michele Lopriore, Nars, Nest Casa, Pandora, Porsche Design, Richard Mille, Santa Maria Novella, Stuart Weitzman, Westime, Valentino, Bruno Magli, Sephora, Carmen Steffens, Baldinini, Samsonite, Violetas/Baccarat, Bath & Body Works

Brickell City Centre Restaurant, rendering courtesy Arquitectonica

View of Brickell City Centre, photo by lee klein

Dining: American Harvest, Big Easy Winebar & Grill, Calissons du Roy René, DAVIDsTEA, Dr. Smood, Häagen-Dazs, Luke’s Lobster, Pasión del Cielo, Pubbelly Sushi, Quinto La Huella (at East), Santa Fe Ca Café, Sugar (at EAST), Taco Chic

My Car Outside of EAST

Brickell City Centre Climate Ribbon, photo by lee klein

Arts and services: the Apple store, AT&T, Bojanini Art Gallery, Brickell Nail Bar, Musart, Sean Donaldson Hair

Bookstore at Brickell City Centre, rendering courtesy Arquitectonica

Lounge at Brickell City Centre, rendering courtesy Arquitectonica

Brickell City Centre changes the the whole downtown game. And it's just so pretty and airy and spacious...Our darling little Miami is really growing up!