Zaha Hadid’s One Thousand Museum is perhaps her final residential skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere. The 62-story tower on Miami downtown is scheduled for early completion in 2018. Located at 1000 Biscayne Blvd., across from Museum Park, the 83-unit One Thousand Museum is a super luxury condominium tower developed by Louis Birdman, Gregg Covin, Kevin Venger and Regalia Group, along with New York-based Plaza Construction. The tower will have a private helipad – the only planned helipad on a private residential skyscraper in Florida.
One of the highlights of this structure is that it will be the first skyscraper in the world to utilize GFRC as a permanent formwork in the construction of a development’s structure. It should be noted that 210 meters high One Thousand Museum’s curved exoskeleton consists of 5,000 pieces of lightweight glass-fiber reinforced concrete (GFRC)!
The double-height space is occupied by the pool on one side and a seating area on the other û both with large expanses of glazing that offers views across the city and ocean. Curvaceous forms which are typical of Zaha Hadid’s style is also visible in a bent roof above the gymnasium, which appears to be made from wood. Zaha Hadid’s forward-thinking design can be gauged from the fact that a swimming pool at top of the building will be covered by a curving, faceted metal ceiling that will reflect the water.
Residents will also have access to a spa including sauna, steam room and a rain shower, a multimedia theatre and private dining room. Inside the tower will have a mix of townhouse-style properties, half-floor apartments, and penthouses and duplex penthouses that occupy entire floors. Further amenities include a bank-quality vault, multimedia theatre and private dining room.
Despite so many complex designs, the project is on schedule and the developers don’t expect any slippages going forward.
Zaha Hadid was an Iraqi-British architect who was the first woman to receive the Pritzker Architecture Prize, in 2004. She received the UK’s most prestigious architectural award, the Stirling Prize, in 2010 and 2011. In 2012, she was made a Dame by Elizabeth II for services to architecture, and in 2015 she became the first and only woman to be awarded the Royal Gold Medal from the Royal Institute of British Architects.