Pritzker Prize winner Zaha Hadid brings her first skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere to the city of Miami. The building will occupy one of the most coveted spaces in the Magic City.
By Patricia Abaroa
An innovative, luxurious residential development by Pritzker Prize winning architect Zaha Hadid is set to adorn the Miami skyline in 2016. Renowned for her futuristic designs, Hadid is bringing her first residential skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere to Downtown Miami, alongside developers Gregg Covin and Louis Birdman, by way of One Thousand Museum, located at 1000 Biscayne Blvd.
The monumental tower's exterior is pure Hadid: opulent and ultramodern, with a sound exoskeleton that not only looks chic and sophisticated, but also provides support for the structure. Adding to its futuristic scheme, crystalline glazing of the glass façade beneath the exoskeleton allows ample light to flow through the residences. The buildings' sensuous curvatures are sure to add dimension and interest to the neighborhood as this building is the first of its kind in the region.
The 62-floor tower will house just 83 units, with prices between $4.9 million to $45 million, ranging from townhouse residences to duplex penthouses on the upper levels. The units will show off lavish, state of the art technology and refined design aesthetics: Gatto Cucine Kitchens come complete with Gaggenau and Sub-Zero appliances, and residents can choose from a variety of finishes, Molteni custom designed walk-in closets, Kreon lighting and Creston customized and integrated smart technology.
The floor to ceiling window walls show off the beautiful Miami waters while oversize balconies provide room for additional sightseeing and relaxation. The strength provided by the exoskeleton makes it possible for residences to have no beams, giving tenants more design options and expansive floor plans.
Amenities at One Thousand Museum give residents little reason to ever abandon the tower. Among them: outdoor sun deck, theater room, spa, billiard room, fitness center and a luxurious space for meetings and events. The building will have a gorgeous rooftop pool with water drop-shaped walls and an underwater glass bottom that will allow swimmers to have beautiful views below, including a landscaped terrace by Swiss landscape architect Enzo Enea.
A high security vault is available for tenants, as is a five star restaurant that only they and their guests will have access to. The icing on the cake is the tower's helipad that allows residents to come and go without worrying about the notorious Miami traffic. This is Miami’s first private helipad on a residential tower.
With amazing views and nestled closely to the American Airlines Arena, the Adrienne Arsht Center and Museum Park, which houses the new Perez Art Museum Miami and the upcoming Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science, One Thousand Museum will occupy one of South Florida’s most coveted locations.
Hadid’s innovative designs always merge art and architecture, and One Thousand Museum is no exception. Once completed, the lavish residence will surely become an iconic structure, known worldwide, that will confirm Miami’s status as a global city.
Cutting-edge design, luxurious amenities and nearby access to some of the city's most flourishing neighborhoods will make One Thousand Museum one of the most sought after living spaces in the world. ■
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