Oberhausen Marketing & Public Relations recently got a sneak peek of the Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) that is currently under construction in downtown near the MacArthur Causeway.
The much-anticipated PAMM will finally open in December during Art Basel with a special exhibit of famous Chinese artist and dissident, Ai Weiwei: According to What?
The museum was built with Miami’s climate and waterfront location in mind. Even with plastic wrap covering many of the museum’s massive windows, we were able to catch glimpses of Biscayne Bay, Government Cut and Downtown Miami. The custom-made windows, some as large as 17.5 feet by 7 feet, will be able to resist up to 150 mph winds.
Interestingly, PAMM’s architects were inspired by Stiltsville, the group of wood stilt houses located on the edge of Biscayne Bay, which they encountered during their visit to Miami. The new, three-story facility sits on an elevated platform, below a canopy, which creates a shaded veranda and plaza.
PAMM is triple the size of the original Flagler Street museum. The first and second floors house permanent collections, as well as temporary exhibits.
The first floor also includes a main auditorium, the museum shop, and a bay view café by celebrity restaurateur, Stephen Starr. An educational complex and staff offices are located on the third floor.
If you, like us, can’t wait to see PAMM, click through for photos of our hard-hat preview.