Miami's waterfront Museum Park is all about the views. Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)—designed by Herzog & de Meuron and opened in December 2013—sits at an angle against Biscayne Bay, with steps that beckon visitors to the water.
A new 10-minute video, "PAMM: In Perspective," gushes over this building and its surrounding palm-treed landscape. The project is the work of local photographer Robin Hill and photographer and filmmaker Chris Correa—"It's a gift to PAMM," Hill says via email, "though I have worked with Herzog & de Meuron on some still photos of the museum. The idea to do the video originated after I had done a photo shoot for the Wallpaper City Guide to Miami, when I realized that PAMM is a 'great building' as opposed to just a 'good building.' I felt a larger story needed to be told and that a film was the way to do it."
Hill explains that the team used drones for the aerial shots, as well as time-lapse photographs and video. The film also includes interviews with PAMM's chief curator Tobias Ostrander and architect Terence Riley, AIA, the former director of the Miami Art Museum (renamed after Jorge M. Pérez when it moved to its present location).
The film's glam shots also show PAMM's future next-door neighbor, the under-construction Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science. Like PAMM, the Frost museum is designed in deference to the water. "We wanted a building that really made use of its location and climate," said Gillian Thomas, the museum's president and CEO, during a hard-hat tour in December.
PAMM is the star of this film, however. Check out this shot, just 12 seconds in.
And this one, at the one-minute mark.
Or this, at 3:29.
Watch the complete video below.
[h/t Curbed Miami]