Pharrell Williams And Chad Oppenheim Create Cool Ice Cream City In Miami
October 17, 2012
There is nothing cooler than making an uncool place cool — except maybe making an uncool place cool and then naming it Ice Cream City! Music superstar Pharrell Willliams and Miami architect Chad Oppenheim are planning on doing just that with their new urban fun center in Overtown, Miami. Ice Cream City will be part skate park, part small-business hub, part industrial area for local designers, and, of course, part residential and retail complex. And not unlike the city’s now-famous Wynwood Arts District, Ice Cream City promises to revitalize the run-down Overtown into one of Miami’s hottest neighborhoods celebrating culture, art, and music. (Sounds like a great candidate for an A+ Urban Transformation Award.) Read more!
Details on the project are scarce, but the renderings are awesome. There is currently no information on who is developing the mega complex, what materials will be used, when it will happen, how much it will cost, or if there will in fact be unlimited ice cream for everyone (we can dream, right?). Regardless, with a delicious name and gorgeous plans, this project is at the top of our watch list.
Images: courtesy of Chad Oppenheim
[via curbed miami]