Construction is now underway on the 830 Brickell office tower – and architects revealed plans last week for a unique moving facade.

A series of small metal panels will cover the tower’s parking pedestal and are being designed to catch the wind and create movement. The Miami breeze will trigger the facade panels, architects said.

The presentation was made at a meeting of Miami’s Urban development Review Board last week where the plans for the tower were approved, according to Miami Today.

Only the pedestal of the tower, which includes 8 stories of parking garage, will have the moving facade. The upper levels will feature a curtain wall facade of silver glass and a copper toned frit.

The 50-story office tower began construction earlier this year and is set to rise 734 feet. The Southeast Financial Tower is Miami’s only office tower that is taller.

Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture is overseeing design, together with local architect Revuelta

Source: The Next miami