Design Visionary SHoP Architects has developed a bold portfolio of projects that combine evocative architecture, philanthropic initiatives, sustainable development and innovative practices and entrepreneurship. The Panerai Design Miami/ Visionary Award celebrates significant contributions made to the field, and SHoP Architects is being recognized for their signature employment of next-generation fabrication and delivery techniques, acute attention to detail and imaginative programmatic concepts.
SHoP’s work will also be celebrated with an original design by the firm: a pavilion which serves as a public plaza at the entrance to this year’s Design Miami/ fair. For the project, titled Flotsam & Jetsam, SHoP collaborated with multiple partners in order to realize its forward-thinking use of 3D printing and complex structural engineering, including Branch Technology, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Dassault Systèmes, and Thornton Tomasetti.
Once the fair is over, Flotsam & Jetsam will be reinstalled in the Miami Design District’s iconic Jungle Plaza to house an outdoor cultural event space for long-term public enjoyment. The 2016 Panerai Design Miami/ Visionary Award honors the groundbreaking work of SHoP, and the unique commission for Design Miami/ will illustrate SHoP’s commitment to improving the quality of public life with design and architecture.