OMA merges slender towers into pairs for park grove condos in miami
all images © terra group / related group
as part of the coconut grove development on the miami beachfront, OMA contributes three elongated and curving towers to house the park grove condos. after winning the initial design competition with a complex composed of six slender high rises, the scheme has been modified to include three structures, two that take an elliptical form which pinches in the middle. the buildings are composed of a concrete framework and clad entirely in glass curtain walls, taking advantage of expansive views to miami’s biscayne bay. latest images revealed for OMA’s park grove condos in miami were revealed a few days ago, showing off the properties’ dazzling, uninterrupted views of the marina, landscape and idyllic biscayne bay.
the buildings are composed as stretched cylinders, which pinch at their center
the layout of the living units allows for maximized openness to the ocean, with entirely transparent exterior cladding. additionally, glass doors slide away to spatially connect the wide outdoor balconies with the interiors. with development by terra group and related group, the project is set to begin construction in 2015. terra says the project will come together via ‘a design-driven residential master plan.’ architect and partner with rem koolhaas’ office for metropolitan architecture, shohei shigematsu, said the design team took into account the distinct neighborhood, tapping into its sense of community. the buildings will have recessed lobbies, with exterior-like gardens all around – a buffer of nature, he said.
park grove is the first development partnership for pedro martin and jorge perez. plans foresee two 20-story, 72-unit condo towers and a third 20-story building with 140 units. the development site at 2701 south bayshore drive includes the coconut grove bank, which is getting a new headquarters as part of the project. working on this mixed-use development are architects OMA, william sofield and enzo enea. overall the project includes three residential towers, the bank, and a multi-level clubhouse with public amenities. two of the towers will offer luxurious residences, while the third is to have less high-end units. the clubhouse will offer a library, gallery, spa, fitness center and dining. a public walkway will also be built along the site’s southern edge.
the structures join other development projects in progress, including two towers by BIG
OMA NY director architect shohei shigematsu and landscape architect enzo enea
image courtesy park grove / © miami agent
located immediately on the waterfront, the condo buildings are highly visible from the ocean bay
covered patios take advantage of the temperate climate and ocean views
glass doors slide away entirely to unite the outdoor deck and indoor living space
a shorter building occupies the northwest corner of the site
client: terra group + related group
design architect: OMA
local architect: arquitectonica
interior design: william sofield
landscape design: enzo enea