An Art Form Out Of Office Space: The Ursa Is Miami Design District’s Next Iconic Building
March 11, 2022
/ Natalie Mauro
The Miami Design District announced the arrival of its first new Class A office building, The Ursa. Combining museum-quality art by Daniel Arsham with ten floors of office space, The Ursa will transform the work experience in its unique environment.
The Ursa is being developed by Miami Design District Associates. It is a joint venture between Dacra, L Catterton Real Estate, and Brookfield Properties. The fifteen-story building houses ten floors of office space. There are two retail spaces available on the ground floor and outdoor areas on every level. Included on each floor are a private balcony and floor-to-ceiling glass windows. Also, the rooftop features an indoor/outdoor garden deck that all tenants can access.
“The Ursa is an exceptional addition to the Miami Design District. In keeping with our development approach, our emphasis was creating something that truly enhanced the built environment and added to the overall experience of being in this unique community. Bringing a dynamic office building offering to the Miami Design District is an important next step in the neighborhood’s evolution and we are so excited to watch it unfold. We know the District has so much to offer and businesses want to be a part of what we have built here. We cannot wait to welcome them,” said Mathieu Le Bozec, Managing Partner, L Catterton Real Estate.
Arquitectonica designed The Ursa to fit within the artistic neighborhood of the Design District. It features monumental artworks incorporated into the building’s façade. Famed contemporary artist and founder of architecture and design company Snarkitecture, Daniel Arsham, was inspired by Greek and Roman sculptural reliefs when creating these artworks. The Ursa’s interior art and furniture were also created by Arsham.
“Having an almost life-long personal presence and relationship within the Design District it’s an honor to be invited to collaborate with Dacra on The Ursa. The integration of the surrounding tropical landscape with world-class architecture, contemporary art, and design sums up, to me, what is special about Miami and this neighborhood specifically. I expect this building to become a landmark to the city and an important example of how art and architecture can coexist in exciting new ways,” said Daniel Arsham.
Located at 30 NE 39th street, The Ursa is situated in an ideal location. Tenants will have access to the restaurants, stores, and cultural institutions of the surrounding Miami Design District. Direct accessibility to I-95 is another convenient aspect of the building’s location.
The Ursa is expected to be completed by fall 2024 and is now leasing. For more information visit theursa.com