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Dawntown '08 Waterworks Competition, Miami, United States 
Thursday 15 Jan 2009
 
PierceWorkshop wins in Miami 
 
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Fantastical 'Pulse' captures First Place in International Competition 

The Miami Downtown Development Authority (DDA) recently awarded Pulse, the design by San Antonio, Texas based-architect Helen Pierce, the DawnTown 2008 Award at a formal ceremony in Downtown Miami for DawnTown 2008: Waterworks.

The international architecture competition invited entrants to submit a design for a new waterworks building in Downtown Miami. The event was held during Art Basel, the world’s largest art exhibition.

Water Drop by Mikkel Thisted of Denmark and Living Filter by Bryan Astheimer and Sarah Weidner Astheimer of England were first and second runners up.

DawnTown 2008: Waterworks received 144 entries from Miami to Brazil to Finland to South Korea. The competition invited creative ideas to transform an existing pump station in Bicentennial Park into a waterworks building that would contribute to the aesthetics of Downtown Miami and provide space for public information about water conservation.

The competition coincides with the city’s plan to transform Bicentennial Park by creating Museum Park, home to Miami Art Museum, Miami Museum of Science and the Historical Museum of South Florida.

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