Bacardi Building And The Brennand Murals

The Bacardi Building, located at 2100 Biscayne Boulevard, is a Miami landmark recognizable by its modernist architecture and distinctive blue-and-white tile murals designed by Brazilian muralist Francisco Brennand.

The eight-story building was designed by Cuban architect Enrique Gutierrez of SAC MAG firm of Puerto Rico, to house the headquarters of the Bacardi Imports, after the company moved out of Cuba.

In 1962, the Brazilian painter, sculptor, ceramist, Francisco Brennand began the project of the murals that were completed in 1963. On the facades of the Bacardi Building, 28,234  tiles installed on a 656 square meter area depict a floral theme, what Brennand called “the imaginary flora of the Americas”.

Since 2009, the Bacardi Building is the home of the National Youngarts Foundation.