Miami set for twisting tower project

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A team featuring Danish architecture firm BIG has designed a 20-storey twisting tower complex for Miami, which involves the transformation of the existing Coconut Grove scheme.

Developed by local real estate firm Terra Group, construction is scheduled to begin in the fourth quarter of 2012 and completing end of 2014, with a target of LEED Silver Certification.

Grove at Grand Bay will contain 96 residences inside two towers which readjusting their orientation to capture the full breadth views of the marina and the Miami skyline.

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Bjarke Ingels, founding partner, BIG, added: “Miami has developed a contemporary condominium vernacular that combines brise soleil style balcony shading with floor-to-ceiling windows in order to best enjoy the panoramic water views of the area.

“We propose to elaborate on these indigenous elements and continue the evolution of the local condominium architecture.”.

The team also includes Raymond Jungles, Nichols Brosch Wurst Wolfe & Associates, Esrawe, Desimone and HNGS.

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