Bjarke Ingels: Architecture’s IT Designer Completes First US Project
In Coconut Grove Florida’s first residential project in more than 10 years, starcitect Bjarke Ingels continues the area’s long history of challenging the status quo. The recently completed two building, 98 unit luxury residential condominium project by developer Terra is Ingel’s first in the US. The buildings anticipate being certified LEED Gold, sport 360-degree views, have fluid indoor-outdoor space and feature an energy-saving brise-soleil which provides the building with its signature style. “By creating twisting towers that rise side-by-side but never cross paths, we were able to optimize views, outdoor spaces, and the flexibility of our floor plans while allowing the buildings to interact with one another,” says Ingel.
The open 4,000 square foot plan was designed to be a complete mansion in the sky. Amenities on property include rooftop pools for residents of each tower, a five-star spa and fitness center, full-time concierge and butler service, a private dining room for residents and their guests, and a pet spa. The project has an extensive art collection, valued at more than $1.2 million, featuring original works by Alice Aycock, Tara Donovan, Gimhongsok, Jim Drain, Olafur Eliasson, Cerith Wyn, Jeppe Hein, Nathan Mabry, Geo McFetridge, Pedro Reyes, Pae White, and Antonia Wright.
The grounds, designed by landscape architect Raymond Jungles, offers numerous water features, nearly 500 trees and more than 15,000 plants. Most of the trees and plants are native to Coconut Grove.
The project has been recognized with a number of honors and awards for its achievements in development, construction quality, and engineering excellence, including the National Council of Structural Engineers Association’s (NCSEA) 2015 Excellence in Structural Engineering Award, the Concrete Industry Board’s (CIB) 2015 Award of Merit, and the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) of New York’s 2016 Engineering Excellence Awards. Grove at Grand Bay is a $400 million project that has sold out.