herzog & de meuron's jade signature for miami
herzog & de meuron's jade signature for miami herzog & de meuron's jade signature for miami
jul 31, 2013

herzog & de meuron's jade signature for miami

UPDATE: jade signature has just released new renderings of the luxury residence designed by herzog & de meuron, depicting more of the condominium’s placement within the beachfront urban fabric, and new details about the interior of the planned residences.


swiss pritzker prize winners herzog & de meuron will continue to flesh out the tropical destination and burgeoning artistic hub of the greater miami landscape; in lieu of a urban complex-parking garage or bayfront art museum, this time the architects will erect a 57 storey luxury condominium in the uptown miami enclave of sunny isles beach. the ‘jade signature’ development is the fourth installment of the industrious fortune international-backed series. a talented team consisting of landscape architect raymond jungles and interior designer pierre yves rochon will create a total work of luxury in the parallelogram-shaped tower.

herzog & de meuron's jade signature for miami
overall view of herzog & de meuron: jade signature miami
image © jade signature




three circular staircases will lead to the ample lobby while underground parking will provide a pioneering subterranean construction method for the limestone-based site. the 10-foot ceiling height individual units will reportedly range from 1 to 5 bedrooms, with a requisite amount of sky villas and signature penthouses ranging from 6,100 to 10,500 square foot total areas — veritable mansions in the sky.



a flythrough of the project further illustrates the architectonic vision
video © jade signature




the 192 oceanfront apartment volumes and 6 guest suites are angled toward the southern sun and will enjoy views of the pristine miami coastline and eclectic urban landscape. the project aims to appeal to a different demographic that the famously exclusive and ever-changing south beach crowd, making use of the still available beachfront land for the development of a quieter, long-term group of residents.

herzog & de meuron's jade signature for miami
view of the apartment decks looking out to sea
image © jade signature




the renderings exhibit a characteristically restrained look that revels in tectonic details. floor-to-ceiling glazing opens the volumes to wide balconies lightly partitioned and bolstered with curved columns. the orthogonality of the miami condo archetype appears to be weathered by a net of recessed curves that tend toward and hourglass form at the structure’s corners, thereby insinuating that the southernmost metropolis is quickly building on an already rich, if not relatively new, architectural legacy.

herzog & de meuron's jade signature for miami
view of the building’s approach from the street
image © jade signature

herzog & de meuron's jade signature for miami
view of the building’s covered, portico-like driveway
image © jade signature

herzog & de meuron's jade signature for miami
view of the building’s covered, portico-like driveway
image © jade signature

herzog & de meuron's jade signature for miami
generous glazing opens the units to the ocean and wide balconies
image © jade signature

herzog & de meuron's jade signature for miami
curved columns lend the tower architectural definition
image © jade signature

herzog & de meuron's jade signature for miami
night view of the jade signature tower
image © bogatov realty



an original version of this article appeared on designboom on may 27th, 2013, at the initial revealing of renders for the jade signature complex.



project info:


location: 16901 collins avenue, sunny isles, fl 33160
architects: herzog and de meuron
interior design: pierre yves rochon
landscape architect: raymond jungles
height: 55-story, 650 feet vertical
unit total: 224 units
unit size ground floor area: 1,400 to 4,600 sq ft
penthouses size ground floor area: 6,000 and 10,000 sq ft



  • rather disappointing for this crew

    dbkii says:
  • its a pretty subtle move compare with herzog’s previous projects, I almost wish that they played around floor to floor heights in some levels,, they could potentially be penthouses i suppose, kind of like the parking garage they did in Miami. that’s a very interesting project.

    twny says:
  • Oh well! Take the money and run.

    Lightmaker says:
  • Greetings and salutations, really expensive to construct in our modern world looks hard to complete but the people who
    are going to live there obviously want us to see the new miami skyline. But from where I am okay..Florida has some of the best architecture..very clean, elegant but unlikely a modern marvel maybe from the late 90’s era where they kept blueprints does need to construct it first. The buildings are a bit on the behemoth side what for? aren’t you making enough broadcasting sports. Those could be Casino’s, apartments, government offices, hospitals just from looking at this approach. Even better but oceanfront real estate is very popular amongst the upper classmen need to find investment firms to speak on this lot. Before the construction work gets done the view from the ocean towards the beach is going to be tight in order to get noticed, sometimes you slim down or answer questions. Whatever the cost work as a team get it done. Unlike american designs this is obviously a new edition to a duthc or south american architect looks can be deceiving.

    M0lo says:

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