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Jade Signature, Miami by Herzog & de Meuron

Five Miami towers by Zaha Hadid, OMA, BIG and more

Zaha Hadid, OMA, BIGRenzo Piano and Herzog & de Meuron have all completed residential high-rises in Miami and Miami Beach. We've rounded up the key projects.

Jade Signature, Miami by Herzog & de Meuron
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Jade Signature, Miami Beach by Herzog & de Meuron

Swiss firm Herzog & de Meuron built the Jade Signature tower at an angle on Miami Beach to minimise shadow on the eastern side and increase the amount of direct sun ocean-facing residences receive.

The 57-storey tower, which tapers towards its top, is encased by a white concrete cage that forms terraces for residents to enjoy Florida's sunny climate.

"Seen together, the walls and slabs – primary elements in the tower's architecture – create a finely textured expression on the facade," said Herzog & de Meuron.

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Grove at Grand Bay by BIG
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Grove at Grand Bay, Miami by BIG

Marking the first condominium project in the United States by Bjarke Ingels' architecture firm, Grove at Grand Bay comprises a pair of glass high-rises with twisted bases.

"Coconut Grove is a special place with a well-defined soul, so it was important that Grove at Grand Bay respond to its community through a design that was respectful and distinctive," Ingels said.

The towers are emphasised by overhanging floor plates that create balconies to offer residents views of the surroundings, including Biscayne Bay. They also shade the floors below from sunlight.

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Eighty Seven Park by Renzo Piano
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Eighty Seven Park by Renzo Piano

Terraces wrap the oval-shaped building that Renzo Piano Building Workshop has just completed on Miami Beach's northern waterfront.

Called Eighty Seven Park, it comprises 18 storeys elevated above the ground on columns creating space for an outdoor swimming pool.

"The language we wanted to use for Eighty Seven Park is the language of lightness, a sense of a lack of gravity," said Piano.

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One Thousand Museum by Zaha Hadid Architects New Images by Hufton and Crow
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One Thousand Museum, Miami by Zaha Hadid Architects

The 62-storey One Thousand Museum, which is located in Downtown Miami on Biscayne Boulevard, marks one of the last buildings that Zaha Hadid worked on before she died suddenly in 2016.

Typical to Hadid's style, the skyscraper is detailed with curvaceous and sinuous forms. Glass facades are encased by a glass-fibre-reinforced concrete "exoskeleton". It curves at the corners of the building to form balconies on the lower levels and traces sinuous lines higher up.

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Park Grove by OMA
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Park Grove by OMA

OMA's Park Grove housing complex comprises three 23-storey buildings. This includes residential tower Two Park Grove and Club Residences which both completed in 2018, and the One Park Grove condominium that is expected to complete this year.

The club building is cylindrical, while the two residences have figure-of-eight-shaped floor plans and chunky concrete walls.

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