Spring 2015 | Prof. Jorge Trelles | 1 Partner
Embarcadero 10 was a design with a very complex program, which included a coffee storage, coffee roastery and processing, cafe, retail spaces, water taxi station, fruit and spice market, rental office space, and gallery/meeting hall. The project is located along a bend in the Miami River and serves a key transition dock between downtown and the edge of the city. The perspectives show the view of boats and the river taxi, as one would approach coming up the river from downtown Miami.
The First Floor Plan shows the unique riverwalk created along the river. The Elevations, of both the river and street, illustrate the functionality of different materials; including concrete, wood, ironwork, and glazing. The building has a distinct centerpiece, located at the bend of the river and intersection of the streets, which provides a connection between the river and the street.
Embarcadero 10 was to be presented as a basic set of construction drawings. A lot of time was invested in learning and understanding the different Structural and MEP drawings over the course of the design project. Careful thought and execution was taken to ensure the practicality and functionality of these different systems.
The Structural drawings show the footing and column placement throughout the building. The Mechanical systems called for a large amount of cooling that are supplied from roof chillers on the third floor. The Electrical systems required numerous panels and divisions to accommodate for the extensive program. The Plumbing systems traveled from the water main, to the backflow preventer, and eventually to the cleanout valve. The a perspectives show the view of boats and the river taxi, as one would approach coming up the river from downtown Miami, and also show the project in its natural placement in the greater context of Miami.