BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group), in collaboration with Terra Group, has revealed the two 200-story residential towers in the Coconut Grove Waterfront in Miami, USA. Both firms came up with a simply stunning spiral of twin glass towers which rise from a forest pedestal and spin in the direction of the most amazing views available as the tower rises in elevation.
The Grove at Grand Bay will be built on the former site of the Grand Bay Hotel. Residents of the Grove at Grand Bay can enjoy panoramic views across the coastline from 100 luxury apartments. Twisting side of the towers will include gardens, canopied neighborhoods, and balconies, offering residents a considerable amount of peaceful green space. The interior design is luxurious and elegant, which is designed to create an interrupted living space between indoor and outdoor structure.
In this informal modern world of ours, these apartments have some – gasp – very formal spaces. Private elevators lead to broad entry galleries and huge (yes, huge) formal living rooms with separate family rooms for those open-plan kitchens. Bedrooms are gigantic, closets are walk-in, bathrooms are big, and many of the units have maid’s rooms. These are apartment dwellers with live-in help who sleep in tiny, windowless rooms smaller than the guest bathroom.
“Miami has developed a contemporary condominium vernacular that combines brise soleil style balcony shading with floor-to-ceiling windows in order to best enjoy the panoramic water views of the area. We propose to elaborate on these indigenous elements and continue the evolution of the local condominium architecture,” said Bjarke Ingels, founding partner at BIG.
“Grove at Grand Bay’s impressive aesthetic and unparalleled service is tantamount to the evolution of Coconut Grove and raises the bar to Olympic heights,” said Pedro Martin, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Terra Group.
Terra Group planned to start the construction at the beginning of next year and complete it at the end of 2014.
Location: Coconut Grove, Miami, FL, USA
Architect in Charge: Bjarke Ingels, Thomas Christoffersen
Design Team: Tiago Barros, Jitendra Jain, Brian Foster, Ed Yung, Terrence Chew, Ji-Young Joon, Kasper Hansen, Chris Malcolm, Alana Goldweit, Martin Voelkle, Greg Knobloch, Ho Kyung Lee, Mina Rafiee, Cat Huang, Maureen McGee, Chris Falla, Valerie Lechene
Project Leaders: Leon Rost, Ziad Shehab
Photographer: Rasmus Hjortshøj
Area: 58,900 m2
Project Year: 2014
Collaborators: Nichols Brosch Wurst Wolfe & Associates, Inc. , Esrawe, Desimone, Hngs, Raymond Jungles
Client: Terra Group
Renderings via BIG – Floorplans via Terra Group