American Airlines Arena

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The American Airlines Arena is a 19,600-seat multipurpose arena used for sporting events, ice shows, and concerts. The Arena marks Arquitectonica’s first intervention in Miami’s waterfront with a major public building. The complex, home to the Miami Heat, houses several restaurants and an underground parking garage.

The design incorporates various innovative features such as direct access from the parking area to suites and courtside lounge seats, a bayside landscaped terrace with outdoor cafe and bar, and a multifunctional basketball practice court facility. The arena design allows for views of bordering Biscayne Bay and serves as part of the revitalization of the Downtown area.

Described as “extraordinary” by the Commissioner of the NBA, the American Airlines Arena is LEED Certified.

Location Miami, Florida
Type Public / Government, Sports, Waterfront
Services Interior Design, Design Architect, Landscape Architecture
Size 1,426,000 sf / 132,500 m2
Awards
* AIA Award for Excellence in Architecture
* Metal Construction Association (MCA) - Award of Excellence