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  7. Richard Meier Unveils First Florida Beach Project, Now Underway

Richard Meier Unveils First Florida Beach Project, Now Underway

Richard Meier Unveils First Florida Beach Project, Now Underway
Richard Meier Unveils First Florida Beach Project, Now Underway, View of The Surf Club from Collins Avenue. Image © dbox for Fort Capital / Richard Meier & Partners
View of The Surf Club from Collins Avenue. Image © dbox for Fort Capital / Richard Meier & Partners

Richard Meier will be adding his mark to Greater Miami with the completion of a Four Season’s expansion to the historic Russell Pancoast-designed “Surf Club” in 2016, located in Surfside. Already under construction, the luxury hospitality and residential project will include two, 12-story residential towers, offering 150 private units, alongside an 80-room hotel on 9-acres of pristine oceanfront property. A members-only club, restaurants, spa and other amenities will be included on site, connected to each other via an expansive park and oceanside gardens. 

© dbox for Fort Capital / Richard Meier & Partners
© dbox for Fort Capital / Richard Meier & Partners

“The main challenge of the project is to balance the relationship between the existing courtyard typology of the historic Surf Club and the new vertical buildings of the residential and hotel complex surrounding the Surf Club. This is achieved through the careful calibration of architectural proportions and of functional requirements,” stated Bernhard Karpf, Associate Partner from Richard Meier & Partners. 

“The unifying strategy for the whole project is the consistent introduction of natural light, and the establishment of visual corridors both of which will connect the old with the new buildings. This dialogue between the old and the new supports the notion of the Surf Club as a unique destination in the context of recent Miami developments anchored in the cultural history of its place and in the contemporary lifestyle of Florida’s largest city.”

© dbox for Fort Capital / Richard Meier & Partners
© dbox for Fort Capital / Richard Meier & Partners

Richard Meier added, “The Surf Club offers a unique opportunity to create an important addition to the built environment, one which affects a balance between the natural beauty of the expansive oceanfront site, and the desire for a new definition of luxury. Incorporating the historic structure; remaining sensitive to the gracious, low-rise context of Surfside, Florida; and further exploring the relationship between structure and sea has been a wonderful project for the firm. With the addition of Four Seasons, I feel confident that the homes and penthouses we have created will be enjoyed to their fullest”. 

  • Architects

  • Location

    9011 Collins Avenue, Surfside, FL 33154, United States
  • Design Team

    Richard Meier, Bernhard Karpf
  • Project Architects

    Jerome Engelking, Amalia Rusconi-Clerici
  • Project Team

    Ivan Adelson, Remy Bertin, Pablo Costa, Rachel Cusimano, Aurora Farewell, Henry Jarzabkowski, John Jourden, Bori Kang, Aung Thu Kyaw, Richard Liu, Diana Lui, Alison Macbeth, Amir Mikhaeil, Hans Put, Hee-Joo Shi, Steven Sze
  • Associate Architect

    Kobi Karp Architecture and Interior Design (KKAID)
  • Developer

    Fort Capital
  • Residential

    720,000 SF
  • Hotel and Amenities

    180,000 SF
  • Area

    900000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
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Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: Karissa Rosenfield. "Richard Meier Unveils First Florida Beach Project, Now Underway" 11 Feb 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/475612/richard-meier-unveils-first-miami-beach-project-now-underway/>
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Charles · February 12, 2014

Your headline and first paragraph are incorrect. This project is located in Surfside, Florida. Surfside is a separate municipality from Miami Beach. The project is not in Miami Beach at all.

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