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Baywalk Pop-up Details
A temporary environmental art installation to publicize the desire and the need for improvements, and to inspire action towards a permanently developed and connected waterfront trail in Downtown Miami.
As cities compete for talent and investment by offering better parks, cultural, and social offerings, Miami can contend by capitalizing on the beauty and magic of more than 2 miles of waterfront. Currently, a recently-opened segment is unmarked, barren, desolate, and unsafe. Small improvements now will have a large and immediate impact.
This sculptural installation will serve as an environmental reflection on the threat of invasive species which cause the displacement of native plant communities.
White painted silhouettes of birds in flight will represent the motion of bird populations overhead, while drawing pedestrians to experience a safer, more accessible and most scenic route along the waterfront.
Beneath each barren trunk, blue circles will be painted on the pavement to signify both the lost tree canopy of days gone by, and the potential native tree canopy that may be achieved.
Creative groupings of the pink tree trunks will be temporarily imbedded into existing lawn and hardscape surfaces to guide people along the most confusing portion of the existing Baywalk.
Our team has coordinated with multiple owners to implement improvements to activate this space.