Zaha Hadid Architects’s 1000 Museum is the architect’s first skyscraper in the western hemisphere and will be located along the Miami waterfront. The tower is designed as a 60 story luxury condominium that will tower at over 700 feet and will house residential units believed to be priced from 4 million to upwards of 15 million USD with the penthouses being priced anywhere from 30 million to 50 million USD.

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Catering to Miami’s ultraluxury market, the monumental tower will also feature a sky lounge and aquatic center, all under Miami’s first private helipad on a residential condominium.

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The main structure of the tower is displayed as an exoskeleton on the outside of the building seen as massive tendrils curving and wrapping the structure while hiding some of the protruding balconies of the residences.

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This Miami retreat tower has double glazed facades that offer 360 degree views over the city and allow ample amounts of light to enter into the flexible interior spaces. Folded glass elements articulate each corner’s split sinuous beams to finish the exterior appearance of the tower.

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The tower also features four levels of swimming, sun-tanning and fitness venues. There’s a roof top pool with dramatically arched walls and on the lower levels atop the podium-like form of the sculpted base is a wellness and spa that overlooks a pool and garden. One of the finer details of this design can be seen on the interior where curved interior planes are characterized by a cast, three-dimensional water drop pattern that renders sunlight into texture.

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With reports that the building is already at 50% capacity, the construction for this project is not expected to begin until 2014, making it obvious that the success of this tower is imminent and Zaha Hadid Architects has once again outdone herself.

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