Internationally Acclaimed Architect Bjarke Ingels Presents Vision for Sustainable Architecture, Marina Lofts

Fri Jun 7, 2013 7:00am EDT

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Internationally Acclaimed Architect Bjarke Ingels Presents Vision for Sustainable Architecture, Marina Lofts

World-renowned Danish architect Bjarke Ingels delivered an extraordinary presentation to a packed Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale auditorium on June 3, highlighting recent construction as well as current plans from his architectural firm BIG. Ingels demonstrated how challenges such as space for parking, zoning restrictions, or limited land could be converted into breathtaking monuments to ingenuity and sustainability.

Acclaimed Danish architect Bjarke Ingels described how his design for Marina Lofts creates a sense o ...

Acclaimed Danish architect Bjarke Ingels described how his design for Marina Lofts creates a sense of community and sustainable urban living. (Photo: Carolyn Burns)

Ingels spoke about the breadth of his recent designs, and then concentrated on his current South Florida focus. Ingles described the vision behind his design for Marina Lofts in Fort Lauderdale to an enthusiastic crowd.

“I believe Fort Lauderdale is a community that is specially suited for Marina Lofts,” Ingels said. “There is a renewed desire for sustainable urban living here, and the city skyline would benefit from Marina Lofts’ iconic appearance.”

Asi Cymbal, Marina Lofts' developer, received the overflowing crowd.

“This was a great opportunity for our Fort Lauderdale community to experience Bjarke Ingels in person and be as inspired as I have been," Cymbal said.

"Marina Lofts is about Fort Lauderdale realizing its full potential: Iconic architecture, affordable luxury rental housing, respecting our marine industry, preserving our historic uses, being a model for eco-friendly development, and creating generous public spaces in our urban core."

About Marina Lofts, Fort Lauderdale

Marina Lofts is a mixed-use community in downtown Fort Lauderdale that brings together affordable luxury residential units, live-work units, retail, restaurants, and a marina. This eco-friendly community is designed by world-renowned architect Bjarke Ingels, and provides urban living for a downtown and design-driven crowd. Marina Lofts combines sustainable development with iconic architecture. It promotes public benefits, preserves and enhances the marine industry, enables multi-modal development in the city’s urban core, provides mixed income residential opportunities, sustains and advances the local environment, and furthers the vision for the future of Fort Lauderdale. For more information about Marina Lofts, please visit http://www.marinaloftsfortlauderdale.com/

Marina Lofts
Seth Gordon, 305-505-1016

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