In Downtown Miami, Rafael Viñoly’s latest luxury development is on point
Striking a power pose at the Miami River basin, Rafael Viñoly’s luxury residential project One River Point is leading the way for major development in Downtown Miami. With sales launching this January, the building is set to break ground in late 2017.
Featuring two symmetrical towers connected by the Sky Bridge and landscaped riverside park surroundings set across 1.8 acres, the building will be a welcome addition to the Miami River area, which is undergoing regeneration.
Sky lofts and villas ranging from range from 5,000 to 12,000 sq ft at the top of the towers will be individually tailored to their owners, featuring expansive terraces and private pools
Viñoly, founding principal of Rafael Viñoly Architects and the architect who brought us New York’s 432 Park Avenue and London’s Walkie-Talkie, is making similar architectural waves in Miami – the 60-storey high One River Point, comissioned by developer KAR Properties, will be one of the city’s tallest buildings.
It’s most striking design feature, the Sky Bridge, suspended at 800ft above the Miami River will hold a 35,000 sq ft private club run by Adrian Zecha, the Indonesian hotelier behind Aman Resorts.
One River Point residents will have access to an infinity-edge oasis pool and lap pool, poolside café and restaurant with butler service, private cabanas and Med Spa
The whole building is a vertical oasis of resort-style living with a-la-carte dining and spa treatments available to order to the 350 residences, which have high ceilings of ten to 12 feet, full-height windows and glass-enclosed terraces. Designated art walls with task lighting and multi-zone climate control make these residences ideal for art collectors, who will also be able to store their collection onsite in a central vault.
Viñoly certainly knows how to impress, creating an atmosphere of theatre with every flourish – a 85ft waterfall cascades down a four-storey podium at the entrance and inside rolling exhibitions of curated art works will be on display.