Bedia Plazas



Jose Bedia's floor designs for a series of pocket plazas along Crandon Boulevard enhance the walking experience for residents and visitors alike. His images commemorate the sea and the island's fauna - manatee, manta ray, anhinga the bird, butterflies and barracuda - in colorful, dynamic designs. These images are site-specific "murals" to be walked upon and enjoyed as pedestrians move around them. They are made of brightly colored terrazzo, contrasting with the boulevard's pink concrete sidewalks.


The plazas are located at the intersections of Crandon Boulevard and West Mashta, Seaview and East Wood (North Club) Drives. The terrazzo work for the first set of five plazas was completed in 2008 by Artistic Surfaces, Inc., based in Pompano Beach, Florida.


Barracuda Plaza - S Brooke photo   Mariposa Plaza - S Brooke photo
Barracuda Plaza
Phase I, Bedia Project
(Photo © 2011 Steven Brooke Studios)
 

Mariposa (Butterfly) Plaza
Phase I, Bedia Project
(Photo © 2011 Steven Brooke Studios)

     
Manati Plaza - S Brooke photo   Manta Raya Plaza - S Brooke photo
Manati (Manatee) Plaza
Phase I, Bedia Project
(Photo © 2011 Steven Brooke Studios)
 

Manta Raya (Manta Ray) Plaza
Phase I, Bedia Project
(Photo © 2011 Steven Brooke Studios)

     
Anhinga Plaza - S Brooke photo
Anhinga (The Bird) Plaza
Phase I, Bedia Project
(Photo © 2011 Steven Brooke Studios)



Two additional plazas by Jose Bedia were completed in March 2011: Pelican Plaza (at the Northeast corner of the Village Green) and Dragonfly Plaza (near the pond by the Public Library). The project was funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and the Village of Key Biscayne Council. Construction of the plazas was done by Miguel Lopez Jr., Inc. and Miami-based terrazzo subcontractor Dr. Marble.



Dragonfly Plaza - S Brooke photo   Pelican Plaza - S Brooke photo
Dragonfly Plaza
Phase II, Bedia Project
(Photo © 2011 Steven Brooke Studios)
  Pelican Plaza
Phase II, Bedia Project
(Photo © 2011 Steven Brooke Studios)