in july 2019, zaha hadid architects completed one thousand museum in miami — its first and only residential skyscraper in the united states. located opposite to museum park, the 62-storey tower spans views across biscayne bay, the popular 30-acre park redeveloped in 2013 as one of downtown miami’s primary public spaces that includes the city’s new art and science museums. on this occasion, hufton + crow have visited the site to document the building in new images.

hufton + crow photograph zaha hadid's one thousand museum in miami
all images © hufton + crow, courtesy of zaha hadid architects

 

 

zaha hadid’s one thousand museum continues the studio’s research into high-rise construction that defines a fluid architectural expression consistent with the engineering for the entire height of a structure. featuring a characteristic concrete exoskeleton, the building showcases flowing lines that integrate lateral bracing with structural support. its columns fan out from the base as the tower rises to meet at the corners, creating a rigid tube highly resistant to miami’s wind loads.

hufton + crow photograph zaha hadid's one thousand museum in miami

 

 

‘the design expresses a fluidity that is both structural and architectural,’ explains zaha hadid architects’ project director chris lepine. ‘the structure gets thicker and thinner as required, bringing a continuity between the architecture and engineering.’

hufton + crow photograph zaha hadid's one thousand museum in miami

 

 

other architectural features include a glass fibre reinforced concrete form-work that provides an architectural finish that requires little maintenance. behind the exoskeleton, a crystal-like façade contrasts with the solidity of the structure. inside, the tower’s floor plates are almost column-free, with the exoskeleton’s curvature creating slightly different plans on each floor. for example, on the lower floors, the terraces cantilever from the corners while on the upper ones, the terraces are found behind the structure. on the top floors, an aquatic center, lounge and event space can be found.

hufton + crow photograph zaha hadid's one thousand museum in miami

hufton + crow photograph zaha hadid's one thousand museum in miami

hufton + crow photograph zaha hadid's one thousand museum in miami

hufton + crow photograph zaha hadid's one thousand museum in miami

hufton + crow photograph zaha hadid's one thousand museum in miami

hufton + crow photograph zaha hadid's one thousand museum in miami

hufton + crow photograph zaha hadid's one thousand museum in miami

hufton + crow photograph zaha hadid's one thousand museum in miami

hufton + crow photograph zaha hadid's one thousand museum in miami

hufton + crow photograph zaha hadid's one thousand museum in miami

hufton + crow photograph zaha hadid's one thousand museum in miami

hufton + crow photograph zaha hadid's one thousand museum in miami

hufton + crow photograph zaha hadid's one thousand museum in miami

 

project info:

 

height: 709 ft
gross area: 911,027 sq ft
levels: 62
townhouse units: 4
half floor units: 70
full floor units: 8
penthouse: 1
parking spaces: 260

 

project team:

 

architect: zaha hadid architects
design: zaha hadid and patrik schumacher
project director: chris lepine
project team: alessio constantino, martin pfleger, oliver bray, theodor wender, irena predalic, celina auterio, carlota boyer
competiton team: sam saffarian, eva tiedemann, brandon gehrke, cynthia du, grace chung, aurora santana, olga yatsyuk

 

consultants:

 

local architect: o’donnell dannwolf partners
structural: desimone consulting engineers
MEP: hngs consulting engineers
civil: terra civil engineering
landscape: enea garden design
fire protection: SLS consulting inc
vertical transportation: lerch bates inc
wind tunnel consultant: RWDI consulting engineers & scientists