OMA/Rem Koolhaas’ One Park Grove in Miami
Drawing inspiration from Coconut Grove’s visual vocabulary and Florida’s barrier islands, One Park Grove is one of the three exclusive residential towers in Miami’s Park Grove community. Its creators, Rem Koolhaas and feted international architecture practice OMA, and their collaborators on the project, Meyer Davis, have just released images that offer a glimpse of what life would be like inside one of the structure’s 54 units.
The elegant, curvaceous high rise feels light and subtle, featuring an exterior made of faceted concrete columns and glass glazing. These columns act as the building’s exoskeleton, inspired by stacked coconut palm tree, allowing the structure to have large openings. The result? All interiors are bathed in natural light.
The carefully designed exterior is now matched by a sequence of sophisticated interior spaces, sensitively designed with wood, natural stone and porcelain tiles. They are complemented by a series of amenity areas for the residents, designed by Meyer Davis. There include a restaurant, bar and catering option by chef Michael Schwartz, a resident concierge app, a 28 seat private screening room, wine tasting rooms with private wine storage and poolside cabanas to name but a few.
William Sofield of New York design firm Studio Sofield created the kitchen and bathrooms in the apartments, while the complex’s 50,000 sq ft of lifestyle amenities are designed by OMA/Rem Koolhaas, and curated by South African lifestyle specialist Colin Cowie.
Terra Group and the Related Group are the forces behind this development; while this is also OMA’s first commercial residential undertaking in the US. The scheme is slated for completion in 2018.