zaha hadid: details of miami tower 1000 museum revealed
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jul 04, 2013
zaha hadid: details of miami tower 1000 museum revealed


zaha hadid: 1000 museum details emerge
all images courtesy of 1000 museum

 

 

 

details have emerged about zaha hadid‘s 1000 museum, the architect’s first skyscraper in the western hemisphere, located in the ever-growing miami waterfront. the monumental tower is to feature a sky lounge and aquatic center, all housed under miami’s first private helipad on a residential condominium. while the building will overlook museum park, home to both herzog and demeuron’s miami art museum as well as grimshaw’s museum of science, the pristine waters of biscayne bay are invited into the rooftop pool with dramatically arched walls, 600 feet above the ground. envisioned as a retreat above the city, the double height glazed facade offers 360 degree views in addition to admitting ample light into the flexible space. the curved interior planes will be characterized by a cast, three-dimensional water drop pattern that renders sunlight into texture. folded glass elements articulate each corner’s split sinuous beams.  at the lowest levels of the tower, the newest renderings also show a porte cochere within the podium-like form of the sculpted base, topped by a wellness and spa level that overlooks a pool and garden punctured by the massive tendrils of 1000 museum’s exoskeleton. the terraced greenspace is slated to be designed by swiss landcape architect enzo enea– a feature that will bolster four levels of swimming, suntanning and fitness venues. detailing the architecture’s interaction with sky and earth comes on the heels of reports that the building is already at 50% capacity, even though sales offices did not officially open until this month.

constructed is expected to begin in 2014.

see designboom’s previous coverage here.

 

 

 

 

 


the curved beams of the 1000 museum exoskeleton plunge into the ground

 

 


new renderings show a more detailed porte cochere

 

 


a multi-level wellness center will contain a terraced garden

 

 


curved exterior beams are set to plunge into the recreational pools

 

 


miami’s first private helipad on a residential tower will add to the already luxurious amenities

 

 


the aquatic lounge will feature dramatic arches and expansive glazing

 

 


the sky lounge is replete with infinity pools and dramatic tectonics

 

 


the rooftop pool will be characterized by sculpted, water drop-shaped walls

 

 


interior views of the sky lounge

 

 


the pool would soar 600 feet in the air

 

 


the aquatic center affords views in the round

 

 


a more detailed scheme of the tower

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