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Kengo Kuma’s MIRAI Design District

A visionary mixed-use project blending nature and architecture for a sustainable urban future

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Kengo Kuma once again captivates with the latest details of his inaugural mixed-use project in the United States, the MIRAI Design District in Miami. Embracing a philosophy deeply rooted in the symbiotic relationship between humanity and nature, Kuma’s vision for MIRAI reflects a profound understanding of our innate connection to the environment.

In response to the global pandemic, Kengo Kuma emphasizes the importance of reconnecting with nature for our survival. This sentiment serves as the guiding principle behind MIRAI Design District, where architecture and greenery seamlessly intertwine to create an oasis of tranquility.

The design details of MIRAI are as captivating as they are innovative. With two main facades and a multitude of corners, the building invites passersby to appreciate its beauty from all angles. Influenced by the lush greenery and low-density residential areas nearby, MIRAI promises curated experiences for both shoppers and tenants.

Island Planning Corporation (IPC), renowned for their expertise in integrating nature into architecture, has been enlisted to bring Kengo Kuma’s vision to life. Their innovative approach ensures that MIRAI serves as a mediator between the natural elements within the building and its surrounding environment.

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One of the most striking features of MIRAI is its use of never-before-used mesh and materials, which prioritize porosity and create captivating shadows while maintaining transparency. This unique approach to design offers a breathable aspect to the structure, further blurring the boundaries between indoors and outdoors.

Set to break ground in Summer 2024 and slated for completion by the end of 2025, MIRAI Design District promises to redefine elegance and simplicity in architectural design. With a focus on boutique luxury retail and exceptional workplace environments, the development aims to create a curated shopping experience unlike any other. With its fusion of nature and technology, MIRAI represents a bold step towards a more sustainable and harmonious future.


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  1. Totally in love with the sound of MIRAI! 🌿✨ The idea of blending nature with cutting-edge architecture is super cool. Kengo Kuma and IPC are really pushing the limits with the use of new materials and those mesh designs that let the light play around – it’s like the building itself is alive. Can’t wait to see how it turns out when they break ground next summer. This could really shake up the luxury retail scene with its focus on unique, immersive experiences. Here’s to hoping it’s as breathtaking in person as it sounds on paper! 🥂🏗

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