Starchitect Renzo Piano To Introduce Eighty Seven Park In Miami Beach
Miami Beach is getting another starchitect-designed condo building, this time by Pritzker Prize winning Renzo Piano. Eighty Seven Park will be the first project in South Florida to be designed by the famed architect and is located at 87th and Collins on the last piece of land north of North Shore Park at the limit of the city of Miami Beach. The 18-story glass tower will feature oblong floors and wraparound balconies with ocean views. In total, the building will offer 68 residences varying in size from 1,400 to 7,000 square feet.
“The idea behind the site is to enhance the presence of the green spaces in the park by extending trees to the northern limit of the city of Miami Beach,” said a statement from Renzo Piano Building Workshop. The building will be surrounded by a reflection pool and private gardens. Between the residences and the beach will be two swimming pools surrounded by sundecks and a walking path to the shoreline.
Interiors are being designed by Rena Dumas Architecture Interieure from Paris and will feature American oak and Italian stone fittings with orchids, Bonsai trees and cacti. An in-house botanist will maintain the year-round floral display, extending the serene natural feeling from the gardens indoors.
Renzo Piano will join Rem Koolhaas, Zaha Hadid, and Bjarke Ingels with their starchitect-designed projects over the upcoming years. In addition to being the first project for Mr. Piano in South Florida, Eighty Seven Park will also be his first residential building in the United States. Previously, the firm has completed the 95 story Shard, the tallest building in the European Union that is often referred to as London Bridge Tower as well as the 52 story New York Times Building in Midtown Manhattan.