Brazilian architect Isay Weinfeld has been commissioned to convert The Shore Club, a historic hotel in Miami’s South Seaside, into a luxury complex with condominiums, hotel rooms and poolside bungalows.
Situated in the city’s Art Deco District, the up to date residence will feature 100 hotel rooms and 75 apartments, many of them giving expansive views of the seashore and Atlantic Ocean.
It will also contain South Beach’s largest swimming pool, measuring 250 feet in length (76 metres).
Encompassing 3 acres (1.2 hectares), the oceanfront residence at present serves as a 309-room hotel and is a key venue during Design Miami.
Built in 1949 and developed by Miami architect Albert Anis, the Art Deco building was refurbished in 2001 by David Chipperfield.
It is located methods from primary thoroughfares such as Lincoln Street, Ocean Drive and Espanola Way.
Weinfeld will reconfigure interior spaces and add new furnishings within the property’s 3 present towers, ranging from eight to 22 floors.
Renderings show glass-lined balconies, light-coloured materials and lush landscaping.
The project also calls for the building of a series of two-storey homes, along with a new amenities building that will property a fitness center, yoga rooms and a spa.
Fasano, a Brazil-based mostly hospitality company, will operate the hotel, which will be renamed the Fasano Hotel + Residences at Shore Club. This is Fasano’s first venture in the US, and Weinfeld’s initial massive-scale undertaking in Miami.
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Development will commence early subsequent yr, with completion slated for the finish of 2017.
Weinfeld joins a developing lineup of higher-profile architects doing work in Miami. Buildings by Rem Koolhaas’ company OMA, London-based Zaha Hadid, Danish architect Bjarke Ingels and other folks are contributing to the city’s transformation into the “capital of Latin America”.
The developer is New York-based HFZ Capital Group, which has worked with top architects this kind of as Ingels and David Chipperfield.
“Weinfeld’s design brings his refined sensibility and signature design to create a natural respite in the center of South Seashore,” mentioned HFZ.
“He is one particular of the world’s pre-eminent architects, winning in excess of 60 international architecture honours and developing Brazil’s most notable structures.”
Weinfeld is 1 of Brazil’s foremost modern architects. Born in São Paulo in 1952, he studied at the School of Architecture at the city’s Mackenzie University and launched his multidisciplinary practice in 1973.
Operating predominantly in his home country, he has made numerous private residences as well as apartment buildings, hotels, outlets, banks and eating places. He not too long ago was hired to design a luxury housing undertaking in Manhattan.