Flanked by royal palms and bamboo, The Sacred Space Miami complex, an epicenter for wellness and transformation, is nestled into an ordered landscape plan that is an extension of the interior environment and which serves as an entry oasis to restaurant Plant Miami and classroom Plant Culinary. The outdoor garden serves as an integral element, blending interior and exterior space with a series of indoor and outdoor “dining rooms.” Distinguishing the restaurant’s indoor seating area, a bamboo floor and ceiling connect to two facing walls with vertical panels of the same material interspersed with reflective bronze mirror. Floor-to-ceiling glass windows open to fully merge this space with the outdoors, extending to a café with a deck of weathered ipe wood and a talipot palm tree, the largest of its species and with the largest leaf in the plant kingdom.
In addition to the Plant Miami restaurant, the on-site cooking school, Plant Culinary, has as its focus instruction in the preparation of vegan, plant-based cuisine. Visually integrated with the dining area, both the main kitchen and teaching classroom are visible through a series of glass partition windows.
In the exterior space, an elongated reflecting pool serves as a central element and connects two additional seating areas, one featuring the regular placement of potted guava trees and a diagonally-placed custom bench and the other an outdoor lounge space with a series of palm trees connected by lights. Each of these “rooms” possess different elements that contribute to the multi-sensory experience of this series of indoor/outdoor spaces. A pocket sanctuary hidden among the industrial surroundings of the city’s burgeoning Wynwood area, The Sacred Space Miami was conceived as a warm environment, but with the flexibility to be transformed for a variety of uses.