Architecture students install bright orange stage below Miami transit station
Students and faculties at the University of Miami School of Architecture built a venue from a series of orange poles under the city’s Brickell MetroRail station.
The temporary Brickell Stage was designed and built by a group from the university and featured a range of free outdoor performances including music, comedy and poetry.
It consists of 1,001 rods painted orange, vertically attached to a square base of the same color. The poles gradually decrease from three sides towards the center, leaving a triangular area in front that can be used as a stage.
“This design creates a forced perspective that draws viewers’ attention to the performers and enhances the visual experience for everyone,” the team said in a statement.
Lights attached to the branches of the T-shaped poles were positioned at the front and back of the square base to illuminate the structure and allow nighttime performances.
The performers could use matching orange stools, while the audience was able to arrange themselves on a green floor at will.
“The open-air structure creates a sense of place with a raised stage and flexible seating to host a variety of free interactive performances,” the team said.
The stage was installed at the same time as the Art Basel Fair and the Art Week in Miami from December 7th to 10th, 2018.
The project was the winner of the Miami Foundation’s Public Space Challenge, which promotes the creation and improvement of parks and potential meeting rooms in the city.
Brickell Stage was installed along the future The Underline, a linear park that runs under the elevated subway lines.
Designed by James Corner Field Operations, who worked on the similar High Line in New York, the 10-mile (10-mile) path will run from Brickell Station to Dadeland South Station and is slated to open in 2020.
The photography is by Carlos Domenech.
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Design team: Cristina Canton, Jaime Correa, Adib Cure, Steven Fett, Carie Penabad, Elie Mehreb, Bernardo Rievling and Qiazi Chen
Production team: Tiffany Banks, Andrew Dai, Emily Elkin, Max Erickson, Marisa Gudiel, Elsa Hiraldo, AJ Guillen, Andrea Hernandez-Torres, David Holmes, Laura Martinez, Israel Martinez, Sydney Maubert, Christel Orbe, Mario Ostalaza, Cynthia Pacheco, Dorianne Paris, Cristian Ruiz-Lucio, Jack Shao, Stephanie Tarud and Yuanxun Xia