Miami has a longstanding reputation for its beautiful people, beaches and of course, extravagant nightlife. Only recently, has it begun to position itself on the map of high-end design and architecture, with developments such as the Design District; peeking the curiosity and interest of an elite group of creatives- and certainly placing itself in CITYGUIDE’s spotlight.

To add to the prestige of this sunshine city, Zaha Hadid Architects was chosen to design, what will be the first of its caliber in residential buildings; located directly in front of Museum Park on Biscayne Blvd, and suitably named ONE THOUSAND MUSEUM.  The building boasts an astounding 900,000 sq/ft; stretching across 62 floors and 83 residences. This is no average place called home. With over 30,000 square feet of top grade amenities, for fitness, swimming and socializing, a sky lounge for private events and bank quality vaults, the residents can expect to live like Floridian royalty. The price tags, equally lavish, range from $5M-$15M; for half and full floor residences, duplexes and duplex penthouses. Pending approval, the group has proposed a private rooftop helipad; making nearby islands, airports and yachts accessible 24 hours, 7 days a week.

The undertaking, marks the first residential project by Zaha Hadid, in the Western world; and Miami is undoubtedly lucky, to be her first. For the past 30 years, Ms Hadid has been the world’s most recognized and celebrated female architect; a visionary by any definition. Her projects are the building blocks of modern architectural history. As she so boldly pushes boundaries, fusing art & architecture into sublime, other worldly manifestations; which we, being limited by the English language, must call buildings.

The One Thousand Museum building brings new meaning to contemporary design; with its exoskeleton exterior and sculptural extensions; that form light and shade, that move around the pool facilities, throughout the day. The building stands tall and unique, in the Miami skyline; and is anticipated to shift the attention of major home-buyers from the beach fronts, to the mainland.

So just when we think we’ve seen it all, Zaha Hadid strikes again –  and in one of our fab four cities, none the less: Miami.

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One Thousand Museum : Miami, FL

Written by Diana Eskander / CITYGUIDE,  KA MAGAZINE