zaha hadid: one thousand museum brings boldness to the miami skyline zaha hadid: one thousand museum brings boldness to the miami skyline
aug 07, 2013

zaha hadid: one thousand museum brings boldness to the miami skyline

zaha hadid: one thousand museum brings boldness to the miami skyline
image © zaha hadid architects, rendering by catapult 13




two new images have been released of zaha hadid‘s first residential building design in the united states. the 60 storey luxury condominium, slated to galvanize the miami skyline by 2014. located along a major traffic artery, biscayne boulevard, the ‘one thousand museum’ is set to tower at 700+ feet and wear its structure on its skin. a sinuous exoskeleton is to characterize the building and hide protruding balconies.


the project proposes to add credibility to the city as a maturing international cosmopolitan center by using hadid’s unique formal vocabulary to create cultural capital. units are reported to be priced anywhere from 900 USD to 1400 USD per square foot, so about 4 million to upwards of 15 million USD per dwelling. duplex penthouses could be priced between 30 million USD to 50 million USD, catering to miami’s ultraluxury market.


see more about the design development of the ‘one thousand museum’ tower on designboom here.

a new rendering reveals the ‘one thousand museum’ tower by zaha hadid at night
image © zaha hadid architects, rendering by catapult 13



visualization of zaha hadid’s ‘one thousand museum’ and surrounding programs
video courtesy of one thousand museum

the exoskeleton is part of a greater concept of melding structure and skin
image © one thousand museum

zaha hadid’s ‘one thousand museum’ tower along in the context of the miami skyline
image © one thousand museum

the sinuous form in the oceanfront skyline context
image © one thousand museum

view out from the tower
image © one thousand museum

the glittering cityscape is emboldened by the honest, albeit conceptually rich, architectural form
image © one thousand museum

interiors reframe the southern urban metropolis with curves
image © one thousand museum

interior view
image © one thousand museum

the architectural language is a synthesis of form and structure
image © one thousand museum


  • Zaha + Symmetry = Calatrava

    caspar says:
  • lol

    dbkii says:
  • PREDATOR’s residence, Biscayne Bay Blvd, Miami, FL, USA

    Maverick says:
  • seems like chicken legs

    jn jn jn says:
  • The zaha design goes up. Always zaha, but more control and sense. Now zaha is architect most influence of world.

    Riccardo B says:
  • It is quite phallic, I mean… really phallic

    Leeya says:
  • I’m surprised. It’s a LOT better than I expected from Hadid. Maybe she was forced to be restrained – in an elegant way – by the need to maximize volume within a strictly defined “envelope” allowed by the Zoning and Code regulations. I’d venture to say she’s a better architect when working within these tight parameters than when she has an open site and the supposed luxury of unlimited formal possibilities. This is a promising direction for her practice.

    AntiChrist says:
  • Tower is GREAT. The base part is weird.

    Allan says:
  • symmetry+flexibility=flower.

    sathish.s says:

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