zaha hadid: details of miami tower 1000 museum revealed zaha hadid: details of miami tower 1000 museum revealed
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. construction 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

  • I really don’t like the bottom half of this design. I think it’s the curved beams that wrap around the bottom that puts me off, would be really nice without it.

    Joe says:
  • I would agree with Joe. Seems overly ornamental and capricious as does the entire concept seem over-designed. Though in it’s way is a rather wonderful, fanciful sculpture nevertheless, and a extroverted super-feminine counterpoint to the tall males she stands with.

    mArkW says:
  • Zaha´s tentacles trying to take over the world.
    ps: isnt this the same skyscraper they used for a competition in ny?

    joey says:
  • What Joe said was exactly my thought when I scrolled down. I really like the top, but the bottom half looks too cheesy.

    Andreas says:
  • looks like its ready for action in the sixties pic “Logan’s Run”, which was in turn inspired by “Things to Come” designed by William Cameron. Next I guess we’ll see a bit from Metropolis.

    Craig says:
  • It’s a rocket ship, a nod to the Kennedy Space Center a couple of hours north — without the nose cone. Zaha has been watching Buck Rogers.

    Mort d'Urban says:
  • Modernize the bottom to equal the top and think of tinted glass throughout. You are so fem in your design Some nice shade of pink or perhaps some pink, some blue whooooooooooooo

    Rijiin M says:
  • When will Zaha finally fuse a tree with a snail?

    Lightmaker says:

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