Seeing the new Park Grove Residences in Miami by OMA, all I can say is that the first thing that came to mind is that I wished I could live there. Miami is becoming more and more of a cultural and architectural place to see – there are many great architectural proposals lately, like the Latin American Art Museum, for example. Now, my top 5 reasons to love the OMA proposals are:
1) New renders! The firm recently released new images of the designed three condominium towers (originally, the winning proposal consisted in 6 towers) along Biscayne Bay in Miami.
2) Residential project done by OMA. That’s like Rem Koolhaas designing your house. Oh wait, it’s exactly that. This is the firms firm’s residential project in the United States.
3) Accommodations include an amenity deck, pool, interiors designed by William Sofield, landscape architecture by Enzo Enea and art installations by Spanish artist Jaume Plensa. Additionally, the buildings will host mixed functions, containing spaces for retail, events, libraries, an amphitheater, concierge services and a fitness center.
4) The way it blends with the local scenery and how the towers are connected. There are two 20 story towers with 72 units and one with 140 units, united by a walkway. Two of the towers, which contain luxury residences, have the appearance of two blended towers, creating and elliptical, “peanut” like shape. The third tower is smaller and contains less expensive apartments.
5) The view. Residential spaces are smartly positioned in a manner that permits panoramic view from the private balconies towards the surrounding area, which is formed by the bay and downtown Miami.