Miami Airport North Terminal
Miami, FL
David Allen Company
2011 Honor Award Winner

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Over the last several years the Miami International Airport has had nearly one million square feet of epoxy terrazzo installed. The expansive concourse areas are decorated with over five thousand cast bronze elements. The artist’s desire to create a “journey within the journey” is well communicated in the rendering of a “vortex in space” where multi-color epoxy terrazzo is used to bring the galaxies into a perspective that can be viewed by pedestrians. The black and white epoxy color mixes were poured together simultaneously and a variety of seven different seashells were placed by hand in certain areas. Where the two colors converge, a special technique was implemented in order to create the visual effect of the colors meeting naturally. There are few projects that showcase terrazzo’s far-reaching potential quite like the North Terminal at Miami International Airport and when viewed in light of it artistic value, it is one of the nation’s most impressive public art installations.

Architect
Project 747B
Leo A. Daly
Miami, FL

Architect
Project 739A and T39C
Wolfberg, Alvarez & Partners
Coral Gables, FL

Architect
Project 740A
McHarry Associates
Miami, FL

Architect
Project 756E
Rodriguez and Quiroga Architects Chartered
Coral Gables, FL

Architect
Project 746A
Bermello Ajamil & Partners, Inc.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Designer/Copyright Artist
Michele Oka Doner
New York, NY

General Contractor
Parsons Odebrecht Joint Venture
Miami, FL

Resin Supplier
Terrazzo & Marble Supply
Wheeling, IL

Aggregate Supplier
Southern Aggregates
Staley, NC

Divider Strip Supplier
Manhattan American Terrazzo Strip Company
Staley, NC

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