Bjarke ingels / BIG breaks ground on Grove at Grand Bay, MiamiDesignboom Architecture, Article Written dec 22, 2013
December 23, 2013
The two towers twist at 38-degree angle creating a dancing silhouette along the miami skylineimage courtesy of bjarke ingels group / BIG architects Bjarke ingels / BIG breaks ground on grove at grand bay, miamiimage courtesy of bjarke ingels group / BIG architects The bjarke ingels group-led coconut grove development ‘grove at grand bay’ that broke ground earlier this year, will see the addition of two residential towers that respond to the existing vernacular architecture of miami, and respect the lush flora and fauna for which the area the district is known for.
Partner in charge: bjarke ingels, thomas christoffersen
Project leader: leon rost
Project manager: ziad shehab
Team: ed yung, jitendra jain, brian foster, tiago barros, terrence chew, ji-young yoon, ho kyung lee, kasper hansen, greg knobloch, chris malcolm, cat huang, martin voelkle, maureen mcgee, chris falla, taylor mcnally-anderson, alana goldweit, mina rafiee, valerie lechene, chris gotfredsencollaborators: VSN, nichols brosch wurst wolfe & associates, inc., esrawe, desimone, HNGS, raymond jungles, OVI
Size: 58,900 m2
Status: under construction
Leading miami real estate development company terra group commissioned the new york and copenhagen-based architect for the luxury condominium project which is situated on the former five star grand bay hotel site, on south bayshore drive. though located apart from south beach and downtown miami, the site is only a few minutes away by car, and within walking distance of coconut grove’s various boutiques, cafés, fine restaurants, renowned cultural instituations and entertainment venues; and is in close proximity to private schools, hospitals and the adrienne arsht center.See designboom’s coverage of BIG architect’s ‘grove at grand bay’ when it was first reveale The 98-unit ‘grove at grand bay’ build will comprise a pair of distinct 20-storey structures that will emerge from the ground, twisting slightly at a 38-degree angle to optimize lookouts from the 12-foot deep wraparound balconies, in order to capture full panoramic views of the nearby marina and sailboat bays.
12-foot high floor-to-ceiling glazing, with full-length glass sliding doors leading out to the terraces maintain this feeling of openness and connection to the lush tropical gardens and vistas of coconut grove.Smenities will comprise: five pools for all residents, including two on the rooftop; a pet spa service; library; 2,500-square-foot fitness center; 1,700-square-foot wellness spa with private treatment rooms; children’s playground and play area; residents’ lounge; club room; curator-maintained art gallery; private elevator to each unit; as well as extensive support personnel: a full-time concierge; butler staff; and a private chef who creates a weekly menu, and whom is available for catered events.
The topography surrounding the ‘grove at grand bay’ has been taken into consideration as much as the built environment, with local landscape architect raymond jungles involved in seamlessly blending the architectonics of the scheme with the natural domain, through the integration of lush gardens that will see 469 trees and 15,000+ plantings integrated into the three-acre property. read more here