Zaha Hadid Architects to interchange collapsed Surfside condominium in Miami

UK studio Zaha Hadid Architects has unveiled designs for a luxurious condominium with a glass-bottomed swimming pool in Surfside, Florida, on the location of a construction that collapsed in 2021.

Zaha Hadid Architects unveiled two attainable designs for the location, commissioned by developer DAMAC Worldwide, which bought the land in 2022.

Renderings of the design present two barely totally different variations of a 12-storey condominium with a void separating two massings. The blocks could be linked by a glass-bottomed swimming pool, which seems to be the same design to a completely clear pool that was not too long ago accomplished as a part of a improvement in London.

Prime and above: ZHA designed two iterations of the construction for the location

One of many iterations has a extra normal type, whereas the opposite has a construction that streps again because it rises. Each designs have the same aesthetic with curved balcony overhangs and huge expanses of glass.

The design comes after the event firm bought the location of a 136-unit residential constructing known as Champlain Towers South, which collapsed due to improper upkeep to its concrete construction in 2021, killing 98 folks.

“We’re honored to have been chosen for this very particular undertaking,” mentioned ZHA director Chris Lepine.

“Whereas no work of structure can ever take away the ache of the previous, nor ought to it, a really bold work of structure can respect such a major website,” he continued. “It is an awesome duty to be offering this imaginative and prescient for Surfside.”

Apartment block in Miami by Zaha Hadid Architects
The blocks can be linked by a glass-bottomed pool

The brand new construction may have 57 residences, a lower from the beforehand present construction within the municipality that lies simply north of Miami Seaside in Florida.

Based on DAMAC, the 2 design variations have been submitted with a view to present “different interpretations of the city planning ordinances”.

DAMAC vp of communications Niall Mc Loughlin mentioned that the design will add an “ultra-luxury expertise and a real sense of place” to the realm.

ZHA surfside concept at night
It should substitute a collapsed constructing on the beach-front website

“We all know we can’t substitute what was so painfully misplaced, however it’s our need that the constructing honors and respects its location on the coronary heart of Surfside’s group and gives a way of closure to the tragic occasion of the previous whereas additionally offering a way of a brand new starting,” mentioned Mc Loughlin.

Miami has seen a rise in giant constructing proposals for the reason that 2021 collapse, together with a proposed supertall skyscraper by Sieger Suarez Architects and Carlos Ott. ZHA has accomplished one different constructing within the Miami space, the One Thousand Museum, a 62-storey residential skyscraper.