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Miami may be the international hub of memorable parking, but it’s not the only city sporting glitzy garages.

Next week, Arquitectonica’s Sunset Harbour Garage will have its official ribbon cutting. It’s the second such project in Miami for the firm and only one of a growing collection of high-design parking structures around the city.

Firms like Herzog & De Mueron, Gehry Partners, and Perkins + Will have all left their marks on the city’s designer garage craze and plans are in place for a Zaha Hadid parking garage as well.

Miami may be the international hub of memorable parking garages, but it’s not the only place to experience the genre. These structures are increasingly seen as opportunities for mixed uses and attractive design as cities become more aware of the bad impression they can leave on the sidewalk and the skyline.

Outside of Miami, most cities are less inclined to see their parking garages as opportunities for starchitect-driven visions, but still see them as opportunities for design. Below, a sampling we found around the U.S. and Europe: 

Top image of Sunset Harbour Garage courtesy of Arquitectonica

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