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Grove at Grand Bay
Project Type:
Multi-Family Housing
Project Location:
2675 S Bayshore Drive
Miami, Florida 33133
USA
Project Scope:
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Levels Below Ground: 
Awards and Acknowledgements:
Interior Design Magazine:
2017 Best of Year: Multi-Unit Housing
Project Summary:
With the design of Grove at Grand Bay, the Danish firm Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) jettisoned the typical rectilinear high-rise and a straightforward, gridded plan. Instead, the firm conceived of two 20-story residential buildings of reinforced concrete where floor plates rotate as they rise from the second to the 17th level, capturing the views of Biscayne Bay. The tight three-acre site on which a hotel once stood posed a challenge to BIG: only the short end of the property faces the ocean, and zoning restrictions affect building height and setbacks. The answer was to place the 99 luxury apartments in twin towers.

The only problem was that it would be hard for the apartments in the north tower to have the same views as those in the south one, which is closer to the water, unless something unusual occurred. By swiveling the floors two-thirds of the way up and giving the south tower a square footprint that was smaller than that of the rectangular north one, the architects could provide spectacular views to almost all the occupants. (Only seven smaller units don’t have water views.) In addition, open-plan apartments with 12-foot-high ceilings make you feel as if you are sailing on a large yacht. And when you step onto one of the deep, cantilevered balconies that can extend out as much as 12 feet, it’s as if you are perched on a tall mast overlooking the marina and the bay beyond.

(Source: Architectural Record)
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Design and Construction Team:
Terra Group
Developer
ICA
General Contractor
Desimone
Structural Engineer
Raymond Jungles, Inc.
Landscape Architect
Langan
Geotechnical Engineer
RWDI
Wind Engineer
Fabricators and Manufacturers:
Tecnoglass
Glass Fabrication
Forbo
Resilient Flooring
Southwest Progressive Enterprises. Inc.
Limestone Plaster Cladding
Ebony and Co
Wood Cladding and Finishes
Mafi
Wood Cladding and Finishes
Dinesen
Wood Cladding and Finishes
Proteak
Wood Cladding and Finishes
Maderas Finas Studio
Wood Cladding and Finishes
Kaswell Flooring Systems
Wood Bock Flooring
Epic Stoneworks
Stone Flooring
Miele
Residential Kitchen Appliance
Electrolux
Laundry Appliances
Snaidero
Specialty Kitchen Casework
Duravit
Water Closets, Urinals, Bidets, Lavatories, Sinks, Bathtubs, Faucets
Hansgrohe
Lavatories, Sinks, Faucets
Dornbracht
Faucets
Installed Products:
Thermocromex
Limestone Plaster
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