The newest high-rise to grace the city of Miami, One Thousand Museum possesses the perfect fusion of art, architecture and design. Zaha Hadid’s first residential tower in the West, it appears as a continuous piece of contemporary sculpture from podium to crown. Once completed the sensuous curve of the structure will rise to accommodate 60 storeys with a double height amenity space at its crown with an infinity-edge indoor pool and a sun-bathing terrace while the residential zones within the tower will comprise of duplex townhouses, half-floor residences, full-floor penthouses and a single duplex penthouse.

One Thousand Museum sits overlooking the Miami’s Museum Park and further affording breathtaking views of the Biscayne bay and the Atlantic Ocean. Each residential space is designed with East-to-West flow-through floor plans that perfectly captures the unfolding panorama while at certain spaces oversized terraces that extend outwards into the fresh air and tropical sunlight heightens the experience presented by the views. However, if one is to step into the sculptural glass crown of the high-rise, the double-height Aquatic Center and Sky Lounge provides perhaps the best views of Miami.

The façade of the luxury apartment complex

The façade of the luxury apartment complex

Spanning an expanse of 30,000 square feet, One Thousand Museum has spaces designed specifically for swimming, sunning, socialising, fitness and 100 indulgent residences. The lobby that usher residents in is designed with a dramatic porte cochère, which offer privacy from the street and a grand sense of arrival. From the lobby, residents are then to be directed to high speed elevators with destination-entry smart technology which will convey them to their private residences.

Each residence is a masterpiece of design with interiors that have been crafted to portray the finest of finishes and features that include all aspects of design, lighting and state-of-the-art technology incorporated into the residential system. The kitchens are styled to be minimalistic and spacious with European finishes and fixtures along with European and American appliances. Bathrooms are to convey a sense of tranquillity with spa-quality features and touches and will be put together with custom European cabinetry and countertops fashioned with fine materials and colours to reflect the preference of the owner.

Each residence is a masterpiece of design with interiors that have been crafted to portray the finest of finishes and features

Lighting is another aspect that has been well thought of and will feature illuminations by Kreon and other renowned manufacturers and moreover will be customised by German industrial and interior designer Uli Petzold. He is known for his ability to create tableaux that mimic the depth and dimensions of natural light and his creations at One Thousand Museum will undoubtedly enable residents to indulge in the ambiance and the different depths and moods created.

A mix of diffused and targeted lighting throughout each residence will create texture and enhance the elegance of interior finishes and furnishings. Incorporating the latest of technology by Creston, the fully customised integrated system of each living area enables one to control a range of in-residence applications such as lighting, heating, air conditioning, audio, video, window treatments, and security while some facilities may require additional upgrades. Further all of these controls are accessible from a digital touch screen in the residence as well as remotely via smart phones or tablets.

Other facilities within One Thousand Museum include Outdoor Pool & Recreational Terrace, Fitness Centre, Wellness and Spa, Indoor Aquatic Centre, Sky Lounge, Private rooftop helipad and 24/7 security for each resident to name a few. At the sun bathing deck, one can witness the true flair of Zaha Hadid as the space is designed such that the roots of the exoskeleton surround residents and the sculptural extensions of the tower architecture create areas of light and shadow that move around organically shaped pools throughout the day.

View from the apartment complex

View from the apartment complex

The Wellness and Spa occupies two levels of light-filled space overlooking and opening onto the Sun & Swim Terrace. The fitness centre is outfitted with strength and cardio training equipment while dedicated indoor and landscaped outdoor areas are available for movement training, stretching and other activities.

Private rooms for massage and beauty treatments, steam and sauna rooms, plunge pools, and a relaxation lounge occupy the second level and the space is shared with a multimedia theatre for private movie screenings, lectures, and presentations.

All interior amenity spaces are lightly perfumed with signature scents designed by 12.29 olfactory consultants. These subtle ambient scents are inspired by Zaha Hadid’s vision for One Thousand Museum as well as the sophisticated lifestyle it offers.

Prices for the residences start at USD 4 million where One Thousand Meseum is the ideal space for those who want to be dazzled by the twinkling lights of Miami’s night skies or be warmed by the sunny rays while enjoying the luxuries of a living space that is one-of-a-kind.