South of Fifth (Call it SoFi, and die), that section of South Beach at its tippy-tip bottom, is getting another super de-luxe residential project by starchitect Enrique Norten, of firm TEN Arquitectos. Called One Ocean, the building is not actually on the ocean at all, but at 1 Collins Avenue, practically next door to Joe's Stone Crab. It's about two blocks away from another upcoming Norten, at 321 Ocean Drive, which actually is on the ocean. Beneath the 50 residential units, restaurants and retail will line the ground floor, finally giving a bit of life to those rather bleak interior blocks of South of Fifth that sit in shadow of some of Miami Beach's most obscenely luxurious condo towers. Like seemingly every other new luxury building in town, it'll have a robotic parking garage squeezed as inconspicuously as possible behind everything else, but not so inconspicuously that they can't show off the still-novel technology.
Who else is involved? Well, Yabu Pushelberg is doing the interiors, and the project will have a collection of art by Jose Bedia, two guys named Cuttica, and that grand Miami dame, Michele Oka Doner. Oh, and the landscape architect is for once not Raymond Jungles, who gets so much work around town, he must be grateful for the break. It's swiss designer Enzo Enea, who did the much loved, and sadly demolished, Enea Bamboo Garden, formerly in the Design District.
After the very snappy renderings, above, there are six annoyingly lo-res shot that focus mainly on the lower floors, giving an idea of the retail portion, which looks rather dramatic.