Well, the word's out that Herzog & de Meuron, the Swiss superstarchitects, are designing a condo tower in Sunny Isles Beach for Fortune International Realty, and now the full plans of the tower are out too, via exMiami. At 55 floors (one fewer than we originally reported) the 224 unit building which we had called up until now Jade 4 has been officially named Jade Signature.
Jade Signature will be in the shape of a jaunty parallelogram. Most of the architectural articulation will happen near the bottom and top of the tower, with wide balconies on the floors in between. The facade slowly receeds, much like the entassis of a Classical column. The tower appears quite classical in section as well, with proportions reminiscent of an Ancient Greek nd Roman architecture. A circular driveway screw-drives into the ground, becoming a ramp for the parking garage, and a two-level lobby flanks three (yes, three) circular grand staircases. If anything, this is a building meant for showing off your avant-garde couture ball gowns while making a very grand entrance.
With three full floors of amenities, Jade Signature's occupants will be very well taken care of. They'll have a freeform pool to frollic in, a long pool to swim laps in, a gym, a spa, a beach grill, a breakfast room, lounges, club rooms, children's rooms, a library, a business center, and a large meeting room set aside specifically for the home owner's association. Finally, the plans confirm that - as if we could have ever doubted it - the uber-jungly landscape architecture will be by Miami's very own Raymond Jungles. The construction architect is ADD Inc.
· Jade Signature Sunny Isles | Proposed [exMiami]
· Jade 4 coverage [Curbed Miami]
· Jade Signature coverage [Curbed Miami]