Herzog & de Meuron’s Jade Signature residential tower opens in Miami

Herzog & de Meuron’s Jade Signature residential tower
Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron are behind the sleek design of Jade Singature, Miami’s latest completed luxury residential development.
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There is no shortage of glamorous residential architecture in Miami – from the new-build wonders of the likes of One Thousand Museum by Zaha Hadid, to the rich art deco heritage, this is a city awash with luxury housing options. Now, a new addition makes its entrance in the scene, as today marks the official opening of Jade Signature, Pritzker Prize-winning Swiss practice Herzog & de Meuron’s latest local offering.

The architects are well-known for their critically acclaimed work in Miami, which includes high profile commission such as 1111 Lincoln Road, and the Peréz Art Museum – and this oceanfront property, which sits in the Sunny Isles Beach neighbourhood, was developed for husband-and-wife team Edgardo and Ana Cristina Defortuna of Fortune International Group. For Jade Signature, Herzog & de Meuron worked with celebrated Miami landscape architect Raymond Jungles and Parisian interior designer Pierre Yves-Rochon.  

Light and elegant, Jade Signature’s concrete, sinuous form clearly stands out among its neighbours for its bright white presence and shimmering glazing. Slabs clearly articulate different floors, while windows are recessed in a gesture that further enhances the building’s highly sculptural character. Comprising 192 residences serviced by a rich selection of amenities – such as swimming pool, private beach, spa, playrooms and a wine bar and lounge – the development also features state-of-the-art smart technology throughout.  

The design is not all about the aesthetics. The architects took extra care to ensure the building adheres to environmentally friendly principles, using the natural context in an eco-conscious manner. Natural ventilation is encouraged throughout, while a combination of carefully placed windows and a strategically orientated overall volume, means that the apartments can be lit but also cooled down naturally as much as possible.

‘Jade Signature is a tower on the beach. Like the great Miami hotels we have come to admire, it is a building rooted directly in the landscape and the city around it. Interior and exterior are seamlessly bound together’, say the architects. ‘The Jade Signature project is expressive of its residential program, its relationship to the beach and the historical context of the city around it. Through an arrangement of slabs and structural walls, solid elements and open terraces, the tower is a simple gesture that gains in depth and complexity as it is approached and experienced.’

Jade Signature residential tower near miami beach

The oceanfront property sits in the city’s Sunny Isles Beach neighbourhood.

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Jade Signature residential tower exterior

The project spans 192 residences serviced by a rich selection of amenities.

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Jade Signature residential tower bright and sculptural white lobby

A bright and sculptural white lobby welcomes visitors.

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residential tower swimming pool

The scheme includes a swimming pool for the residents, but also a private beach.

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Jade Signature South East Profile

The architects took extra care to ensure the building adheres to environmentally friendly principles.

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Jade Signature North

The structure’s overall orientation ensures maximum light when needed, and its form promotes natural ventilation.

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For more information visit the website of Herzog de Meuron

Ellie Stathaki is the Architecture & Environment Director at Wallpaper*. She trained as an architect at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece and studied architectural history at the Bartlett in London. Now an established journalist, she has been a member of the Wallpaper* team since 2006, visiting buildings across the globe and interviewing leading architects such as Tadao Ando and Rem Koolhaas. Ellie has also taken part in judging panels, moderated events, curated shows and contributed in books, such as The Contemporary House (Thames & Hudson, 2018), Glenn Sestig Architecture Diary (2020) and House London (2022).