Recently, a vote was held to see who would be chosen for the Miami Beach Convention Center overhaul project. Portman-CMC won over ACE in a 4-3 vote. It appears that the main reason for this was that Portman-CMC’s plan included a separate ballroom. On the other hand, ACE’s solution was to join the ballroom and convention center.
The main reason they favor the detached ballroom is so that visitors could have a more people oriented environment. After all, the main idea behind this project is to be able to focus on improving the convention center.
Read more about the Miami Beach Advisory Board Backing Portman-CMC on MiamiHerald.com.
Local 10 recently covered the public’s reaction to the proposed plans for the Miami Convention Center. Both proposals involve making the Convention Center into a more open area with parks and other attractions for the resident’s to enjoy. “We want to make it interesting, fun and inviting to create an overall urban environment that makes it feel like the community’s living room,” said developer Jack Portman, Ugo Colombo’s partner in the project.
To see Portman- CMC Group’s designs for the convention center, visit their website and to read the full article on Ugo Colombo and the Portman – CMC Group, visit Local 10.
Ugo Colombo, with the Portman – CMC Group, presented their ideas for the Miami Convention Center Renovations to Miami Beach residents. This was the resident’s first look at what the Convention Center could look like after renovations and both firms presenting are planning to take their opinions into consideration for the final proposal. The Portman – CMC Group plans to focus on creating harmony between the building structures and the landscaping so that visitors will be able to enjoy spending time outdoors while having the option of being in the shade.
To read more about the Portman – CMC Group proposal, visit the Miami Herald
Ugo Colombo and the Portman-CMC Group were recently featured in the South Florida Business Journal. The article discussed Portman-CMC Group’s plans for the Miami Convention Center and the plans of the competing proposal from South Beach ACE. According to the article, Ugo Colombo will be working with developer Portman Holdings, “Cirque du Soleil, Bal Harbour Shops, architect Bjarke Ingels and West 8, which created the Miami Beach Soundscape next to the New World Symphony.” The group’s proposal would call for a diagonal landscaped square of four acres in the southwest corner of the property. This would serve as the hub of the neighborhood and the convention center would serve as spokes.
To read the full article on Ugo Colombo and the Portman – CMC Group, check out South Florida Business Journal