Design Miami: Flotsam & Jetsam
LOCATION / MIAMI, FL
PHASE / NOVEMBER 2016
SIZE / 16,720 SF

SHoP was given the 2016 Design Miami Visionary Award and invited to create an environment at the gateway to the exhibition. Our installation, Flotsam & Jetsam, exists at the intersection of Miami's celebrated spirit of play, represented by a relocated landscape that mimics the beach, but also the city's emergent function as a center for creative visioning and technological discovery. SHoP brought in Branch Technology, which is working to make material printing viable as a full-scale, practical means of construction, and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), to provide a second printing technology that uses a biodegradable bamboo medium. Following Design Miami, Flotsam & Jetsam was moved across Biscayne Bay to the Miami Design District. Reinstalled in Jungle Plaza, it serves as the centerpiece of the District's weekly farmer’s market.