Renderings of Jean Nouvel’s first project in Miami, Florida, have been recently revealed. The project, which is called the Monad Terrace, is the result of the collaboration between Ateliers Jean Nouvel and Kobi Karp. The construction site is located at West Avenue, South Beach district, Miami Beach.
“Monad Terrace innovates while integrating seamlessly into the context of Miami Beach,” commented the Founder of JDS Development, Michael Stern. “Its thoughtful design serves as an exemplar for how we should be building and developing coastal cities. Without compromising aesthetics, this project brings the ingenuity and design that is entirely appropriate to this environment. This is an important project for Miami Beach, and I am proud that JDS is leading the way.”
The lobby level of the Monad Terrace is elevated by 11.5 feet off the ground level of West Avenue. This way, the architects managed to considerably raise all of the interior space above the level of the floodplain as well as eradicate the necessity of digging deep to reach the water table.
To diminish glare and regulate the sizzling temperature, the façade comprises a honeycomb screen which is incorporated into the glass curtain wall system. Greenery is a distinct feature of the project which shall improve the quality of the air as well as reduce its temperature.
Moreover, there will be a lagoon and a big water garden that would join the greenery and water together. The project will additionally contain a swimming pool, 116 feet in length, as well as some reflecting pools. All these elements will create an exquisite ambiance that is described by the architect as “the reflection machine”.
The building will comprise 59 residential units with a number of bedrooms that varies between 2 and 5, in addition to four penthouses with private swimming pools on their rooftop decks. The interior design of the units is also the brainchild of Jean Nouvel. Other features of the building include a bar and café, a spa, and valet parking.
A sum of $62.5 million was secured for the project to fund its construction. Breaking ground for the new building will take place in March 2018. Completion is expected to be by the Fall of 2019.