Miami, Florida (CNN) The design of the 2018 Summer Olympics is shaping up to be a lot more exciting than the one that came before.
Miami Design district has become a popular destination for designers and architects working on the Olympics and beyond.
It will host the opening ceremony on August 5, 2019.
The Miami International Design Week (MIDW) is a major international design week in the United States, focusing on emerging trends and emerging markets.
At the end of the week, the United Nations announces the winners of its Design for Peace Prize for excellence in peacebuilding.
This year’s MIDW will also include the first-ever public exhibition of the design of one of the most anticipated Olympic venues.
“This is a new opportunity for the public to experience the design process at a much greater level,” said Mike Clements, President of the Miami Design Design District.
“As we enter a new decade of Olympic competition, it’s important to make sure that the Miami International District is the first to receive the recognition and respect it deserves.”
This year, the project is set to be the first public exhibition in the U.S. of the work of a local designer and a local architect, as well as the first in the world to have the Miami-Dade County Design Commission, the county’s largest civic agency, collaborate with the city to showcase the designs of local architects and designers.
“We are extremely excited to be able to showcase our work here at the Miami Development Company, which is a truly collaborative organization, and we hope that this partnership will help showcase our design to the world,” said Jim Gage, the director of the project.
“It is an honor to work on this project with the MDC, and our collaboration with the Miami Dade County is an exciting opportunity for our community to see the development of this unique, internationally recognized design district.”
The Miami-based architecture firm of the Gage Group, which has been developing the design district since 2007, will also be exhibiting their work, including some pieces that were commissioned by the city.
“The design of this project is a true testament to the innovative minds of the designers working on this area,” said Daniel Hirschfeld, the architect of the MDA’s Design for peace initiative.
“These are the same creative minds who have worked tirelessly to design the Olympic Village in the 1980s, and the work we are showcasing today is a direct result of that effort.”
“The MDC’s Design For Peace Prize is the culmination of more than 15 years of collaboration with design firms and architects from around the world, which includes many of the top international designers and award-winning architects from the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Japan and South Korea,” said David Kastor, a Miami-area architect who is the senior director of international design at the MDPDC.
“Miami’s Design District is one of many sites across the globe that have been chosen for the first ever Design for Promise award for the 2018 Olympic Games, and this design will represent the spirit of these designs.”
The work by the Gages will be exhibited in the MHDC’s newly opened, new flagship gallery in the Design for Progress Museum.
The MHDD is also working with the designers and engineers of the UIC to develop a unique digital experience, which will be launched in late 2018.
“Our mission is to create a unique visual identity for this area that will connect with the international design community and the world of architecture,” said Kasto.
“By combining the design and architecture from our team, the MDD will create a powerful experience for visitors, showcasing the world’s most innovative and talented designers.”
The MDA will be showcasing this new digital experience in conjunction with its first exhibition of its work in more than 30 years, in early 2019, the new exhibition.
“Designing the Olympic Games is an opportunity for all of us to be creative, and to showcase this work to the international community in a way that is appropriate for a modern Olympic venue,” said Clements.
“In doing so, we hope to highlight the talent of local and international designers working in an increasingly global, fast-paced environment.”
For more information about the design efforts and the upcoming exhibition, visit miami.designdwell.org.