Dec 04 2018

Tour 5 new Miami buildings built by the world’s top architects

The all-stars are coming to Magic City.

Five of only 40 architects who’ve ever been awarded the field’s highest honor, the Pritzker Prize, are masterminding new developments in the city.

On the bayside of South Beach, renowned French architect Jean Nouvel designed a one-of-a-kind “honeycomb, saw-tooth facade” for the Monad Terrace tower, intended to “capture, diffuse and reflect” incoming light. When it opens in the summer of 2019, it will boast 59 luxury units ranging from $1.7 million to $12 million.

In Surfside, the 18-story Eighty Seven Park from famed architect Renzo Piano (who was also behind the Whitney Museum in NYC and the Shard in London) just capped and will open next year. Piano’s team says his rounded design will “create a fresh dialogue” with its oceanside landscape. It features 66 residences asking $1.6 million to $15.5 million.

The late Zaha Hadid’s One Thousand Museum topped off in February and is arguably the most striking new building on the city’s skyline, with an undulating exoskeleton covering and supporting the entirety of the structure. The 83-unit building is set to open early next year, with remaining units asking from $5.8 million to $20 million.

If it’s move-in ready you want, two new buildings by Pritzker winners are already open. Jade Signature by Swiss architects Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron (who also imagined London’s new Tate Modern) opened to residents in March. Only a few units in the tower, asking $4.5 million to $29.5 million, remain.

And in Coconut Grove, OMA’s Rem Koolhaas (who’s been called the world’s most controversial architect), took inspiration from artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s “Surrounded Islands” installation when designing the luxe 276-condo Park Grove. Two of its three towers opened this fall; units range from $2.7 million to $6.3 million.

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