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Native plants that will grow and envelope the work over time create a natural connection with surrounding architecture, offering a new and revitalizing encounter with the urban environment.

2017 • Miami

Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec

Nuage promenade

for UAP • New York 

This series of permanent sculptural canopies designed by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, utilizing a modular cloud form seen in their earlier work, for the Miami Design District. The resulting work was and built by UAP New York. The canopy offers shade and casts colored shadows through blue and green colored glass cells.


Design developed, engineered and documented before being fabricated in laser cut and hand-formed stainless steel with 60 individual modules. The modules are developed as a system that maintains the integrity of the simple design, while meeting the structural requirements of the material, scale and exterior site conditions.

Image credits: Kris Tamburello Studios, Paul Tahon, Robin Hill.
Concept images: Stantec, Bouroullec Brothers and Miami Design District.

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