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Stephanie Hsia

Velodec

The Velodec project builds upon and expands the existing identity of Miami Beach to produce an urban experience of energy, geometry, ornament, optimism, color, and delight. The Velodec creates the most luxurious and comfortable riding conditions on an elevated bikeway and provides new vantage points from which to see and be seen. The Keystone arcade beneath provides a pedestrian realm that is cool, lush, fragrant, and dramatic. This new architecture produces a novel interface for people to interact. As sea level rises, and the ground plane becomes inoperable for vehicular traffic, the Velodec expands to become the primary way of getting around Miami Beach.