Renzo Piano-Designed Eighty Seven Park Rises in Miami Beach
Great architecture has made its way north to Miami Beach’s serene and laidback neighborhood, North Beach. Rising above the beach and the newly invigorated North Shore Open Space Park is the luxury residential building, Eighty Seven Park. Designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Renzo Piano, the property brings together architecture, design and the natural landscape.
The first residential building in the U.S. for Renzo Piano, Eighty Seven Park is a testament to the architect’s imagination and poetic touch. From his original sketch of simple lines rising above the trees, the property eloquently captures the tension between sky and earth.
“The building is intended to be a contemporary. The architecture expresses lightness, transparency and luminosity, with respect to the environment,” said Antoine Chaaya, partner and director, Renzo Piano Building Workshop.
A slim, oval-shaped contemporary building, Eighty Seven Park features 70 elegant homes ranging from 1,400 to 7,000 square feet. The residences offer expansive floor plans, massive outdoor living areas, 10-foot ceilings, and floor-to-ceiling windows with unobstructed views to the ocean and North Shore Open Space Park.
With interiors designed by Parisian firm RDAI, the residences are one with nature through the use of American Oak, Italian stone, wraparound glass balconies, and coated in pristine white with touches of gray. The kitchens are custom designed by RDAI and feature Natural Oak cabinets, natural stone countertops and back splashes, Wolf and Sub-Zero appliances.
The property’s lobby features contemporary furniture and local flora. An on-site botanist curates an experience for residents that celebrates nature and the project’s unique location. After a long day, residents can unwind with a glass of wine at the property’s wine bar, Enoteca, which offers over 100 wines, food pairings, canapes and tapas, special events, and wine tastings. To disconnect from their devices, residents can step into the library where an intimate setting has been created, and an off-site librarian maintains the books selection consisting of award-winning publications of various design and architecture volumes.
“The ground floor is the key element for connecting the north and south green spaces,” added Chaaya. “The lobby is intended to be transparent blending with the lush North Shore Park making the building appear as it is levitating above the trees.”
Outdoors, residents take in the elements in two oceanfront swimming pools, pool and beach cabanas, private gardens, and private picnics in a park accessible only to owners. For a light bite, the onsite juice bar Fugo Bar offers specialty juices, small organic snacks, and light lunch and salad bar.
The property’s spa, which was also designed by RDAI, is the perfect oasis for residents to relax and care for their mind, body and soul. The spa is outfitted with a Hammam, sauna and steam rooms, but guests can also book a private treatment for a more personal experience. The serenity continues outside the property thanks to the masterful redevelopment of the North Shore Open Space Park by Dutch landscape architecture firm, West 8, who also designed the resident’s private garden. Their design created clear and welcoming entry points to anchor the park into the urban framework. They also preserved and enhanced the park’s natural dune ecosystem to protect it from rising sea levels.
Eighty Seven Park is the fruit of a collaborative team that also includes development firm, Terra in partnership with Bizzi & Partners Development;West 8; architectural lighting designers Lux Populi; and global integrated design firm, Stantec, which served as the project’s executive architect.
“We’re excited to have completed Eighty Seven Park and to have collaborated with Renzo Piano in bringing to life his first residential project in the U.S.,” said Joe Murguido, project manager, Stantec. “This project sets a new standard of living not just for Miami Beach, but South Florida as a whole. The design fully takes advantage of all the beauty Miami Beach has to offer and delivers a sanctuary for residents to enjoy year-round.”
The completion of Eighty Seven Park is yet another testament of Miami’s allure and inspiration for world-renowned architects to design one-of-a-kind projects.
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