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Brickell City Center - Miami Florida - Innovative SEB

Brickell City Center Integrates (SEB) Structural Engineered Bamboo as an innovative Soffit and Ceiling System

Completion Date: November 3, 2016

Developer: Swire Properties

Architect: Arquitectonica

Project Type: CommercialOffice Shopping Mall

Services/Products Provided: +80,000 Sq-ft of Soffit System


Miami, FL – November 3, 2016 – Miami Mayors and city officials gathered as Swire, Whitman, Simon & Saks, & ReNüTeq Executives inaugurated the opening of Brickell City Centre to the public with the official ribbon cutting. Miami CityMayor, Tomas P. Regalado, Miami-Dade Mayor, Carlos A. Gimenez and Swire Properties President, Stephen Owens and other representatives gave remarks on the South Miami Avenue Bridge. Immediately following, BCC officially opened its retail doors and kicked-off with a curated musical set by BCC’s Music Director, Michaelangelo L’Acqua. Shoppers also indulged in individual store activations and special programming throughout the day.

Situated in the epicenter of South Florida’s international trade and finance corridor, Brickell City Centre is a landmark mixed-use development in downtown Miami from Swire Properties Inc. The project's first phase includes a premium shopping complex anchored by department store Saks Fifth Avenue, two residential towers REACH and RISE, the first EAST hotel in the United States, and two mid-rise office towers called Two Brickell City Centre and Three Brickell City Centre, as well as carefully planned public spaces. Phase one of the project opened in 2016.

In July 2020, Swire Properties completed the sale of Two Brickell City Centre and Three Brickell City Centre. The Company retains its role as property manager for the two office buildings.

In October 2021, Swire Properties completed the sale of the property of EAST Miami. Swire Hotels will retain its role as the manager and operator of EAST Miami.

This monumental structure, which will be the tallest commercial building in Florida, brings an exceptional level of commercial space that the market has yet to see. As the city continues to evolve to become a global hub of commerce, finance, and technology, One Brickell City Centre will play an important role in attracting exceptional companies that want to make Miami their home. - Kieran Bowers, president of Swire Properties Inc.

Brickell City Centre, a collaboration with Swire Properties Inc., is a massive mixed-use project in the heart of Miami. It has been integrally woven with a lush native and adaptive tropical landscape that sets a new standard for urban lifestyle landscapes. Landscape Architect, ArquitectonicaGEO, collaborated closely with the architects of Arquitectonica to design an extraordinary multi-level environment.

"I am very proud to collaborate with Swire Properties, and work through the design and technical aspects for this innovative soffit system integrating SEB (Structural Engineered Bamboo) with the professionals of Arquitectonica to provide the most innovative and sustainable solution for this project." - Luke D. Schuette, CEO of ReNüTeq.

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Images provided by: Arquitectonica, Swire Properties, and ReNüTeq

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