7-Mile Underwater Art Park Opening in Miami

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Miami is already home to a long list of interesting attractions, and that list keeps growing. According to a report from My Modern Met, the city will soon open one of its coolest attractions to date—just don't expect to be able to drive to it.

This new Miami attraction, called the ReeflLine, will be located completely underwater.

A partnership between architecture company OMA and marine conservation organization The BlueLab Preservation Society, the ReefLine will be seven-mile underwater art park, complete with sculptures created by a range of noteworthy creatives. Better still, it will have immediate environmental benefits, as it helps mitigate coral reef damage and rising sea levels.

The ReefLine will open in two phases. The first phase is expected to commence towards the end of 2021. At that point, highlights will include reef sculptures, a snorkeling path, and a “traffic jam” exhibit composed of concrete cars. The second phase will commence further down the line. Details of that phase still haven't been revealed.

“The ReefLine is unique because it brings attention to and mitigates the dangers of climate change in Miami, while simultaneously enriching the city’s vivid art scene,” OMA partner Shohei Shigematsu, who is leading the design, told My Modern Met. “We look forward to working with the diverse group of experts and professionals on our first underwater cultural masterplan and sculpture.”

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The team behind ReefLine recently issued an open call for art submissions. See how you can get involved here.

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