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EDIT TITLE One Thousand Museum Tower in Miami / Zaha Hadid Architects

The renderings, plans and diagrams of Zaha Hadid's long anticipated One Thousand Museum Tower in downtown Miami, Florida have finally been released.  The condo tower, the first Zaha Hadid skyscraper to grace the skyline of the Western Hemisphere, will be a sixty-story luxury condo building with purported "daring design".  One Thousand Museum Tower will feature a concrete exo-skeleton that will hide the distinguishable features of the apartments.  According to the Wall Street Journal,  the building is designed with an interest in "how the structure is manifested," says Hadid, avoiding the "generic modernist typology".  WSJ says that this building is one of several by high-profile architects that are beginning to take root in Miami, changing the tide of investment from real estate that is solely driven by location on the waterfront, to architecture that is high-end, luxury design.   This is, of course, speculation, but you can judge for yourself on the value of what One Thousand Museum has to offer.

Join us after the break to find out more.

The 83-unit building will feature luxury apartments that range from 5,400 square feet to 11,000 square feet and will feature a wide range of amenities including private elevators, media rooms, and libraries, according to the Architect's Newspaper at a pricetag of up to $30 milllion a unit.  Community amenities throughout the building also include a helipad, a deck with multiple pools and cabanas, rooftop event spaces, a cigar lounge, sun decks and billiards rooms, a fitness center and a screen room.

The ground floor is leasable commercial space that hopes to attract high-end retail and restaurants within a muli-height corner cut-away of the building.  A drop entrance transitions into a lobby, blending the exterior and interior of the building through a continuation of materials.  The color scheme is largely nuetral with areas of accent to bring out points of interest.  The structure and material pallette is accentuated through concealed lighting that will illuminate and bring the surfaces to life.

The podium, which functions as the aforementioned amenity deck will function as the community space of the tower.  Formally, it is a sculptural extension of the tower that will feature landscape elements developed through water features and the various pools, saunas and cabanas.  The rooftop is divided into multiple functions on various levels.  Aside from the helipad, it will also feature a lap pool, a pool and sun deck, work out facitilies, event spaces and private dining areas.

The structure of the tower, the massive concrete exo-skeleton, stands in contrast with the delicate and transparent glazing system.  The concrete exterior flows in delicate curves around the curtain wall system, creating platforms that create concealed balconies within the complete structure of the facade.  The podium is articulated with large metal perforated panels that appear solid.  The exo-skeleton flows over this podium and grounds it as it touches down to the street level, unifying the structure and its various material elements. [Miami Curbed]

Via Miami CurbedWall Street JournalArchitect's Newspaper

Cite:Irina Vinnitskaya. "EDIT TITLE One Thousand Museum Tower in Miami / Zaha Hadid Architects " 06 Aug 2013. ArchDaily. Accesed . <http://www.archdaily.com/359185/edit-title-one-thousand-museum-tower-in-miami-zaha-hadid-architects/>