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Missoni Baia Tower by Asymptote breaks ground in Miami

By asyarch
Nov 9, '18 3:40 PM EST

NEW WATERFRONT 57-STORY TOWER WILL BE SIGNATURE ADDITION TO THE SKYLINE

MIAMI, Florida  – OKO Group, the Miami-based development company founded by international real estate and hotel magnate Vladislav Doronin, has revealed details about Missoni Baia, the firm’s 57-story luxury condominium tower set to rise along 200 feet of unrivaled Biscayne Bay frontage.

Located in the fast-growing Edgewater neighborhood of Miami, Missoni Baia is the first-ever branded residences from Missoni, a collaboration with the Missoni family, who founded the iconic fashion house in 1953. The 649-foot- tall tower, located at 777 N.E. 26th Terrace, directly on the water, consists of 146 expansive residences, each with waterfront views, ranging from two to four bedrooms, and 2,500 square feet to 3,700 square feet.

Vladislav Doronin, Chairman and CEO of OKO Group, said: “Over three decades ago, on my first business trip to the US and just before setting up real estate company, Capital Group, I visited Miami and decided that I would one day build in this bright and vibrant city. Missoni Baia represents the ultimate in quality designed by an award-wining architect, Hani Rashid, who has recently been commissioned to design the Hermitage Modern Contemporary Museum in Moscow. The state-of-the-art amenities, influenced by my personal passion for wellness, are unlike any other offered in private residences in Miami. This unique and sophisticated residence, with interiors by Paris Forino and landscaping by Enzo Enea, located right on the Biscayne Bay waterfront, will be a game changer for the city.”

Angela Missoni, Creative Director of Missoni, said: “Our design DNA is rooted in aesthetic and technical innovation. That's just one of the reasons we are thrilled to collaborate with the many innovative and creative individuals on this project. The idea of bringing not just the Missoni vision, but the Missoni lifestyle to a residential project is something I find very inspiring, so when we heard about the concept it seemed like the perfect partnership. I'm looking forward to presenting the world’s first Missoni residential collaboration and celebrating the conviviality and allure of living on the waterfront.”

Hani Rashid, Co-Founder and Design Partner, Asymptote Architecture, said: “Miami is today a globally significant city, and its new architecture needs to reflect and celebrate this coming of age. The architecture for Missoni Baia takes its inspiration from equally beautiful and pristine sculptural works by the great American minimalist sculptors such as Sol Lewitt and Donald Judd, coupled with the mathematical poetry of the great Venezuelan artist Jesus Soto. These artists celebrated purity, musicality and the eloquence of perfect form, and from that DNA this tower was conceived as a nod to an elegant and new Miami."

The interior design of the building incorporates Missoni’s trademark colorful design palette and Missoni Home furniture collection in inventive ways, including in all public spaces and amenities. Residents have access to a full suite of lifestyle amenities designed in collaboration with Missoni, offering the comforts of a luxurious resort in a private residential setting. Features include a flow-through deck designed for all-day sunbathing with well-appointed cabanas, five swimming pools including an Olympic-sized lap pool, hot and cold plunge pools, a children’s pool, and aninfinity-edge pool on theBayfrontTerrace, elevated tennis courts and an expansive fitness center and spa overlooking the bay. Boasting only three residences per floor each residence is afforded direct access to a dedicated elevator by way of a private lobby.

With only three residences per floor, dedicated elevators with direct access to the apartments, building services include a 24-hour attended lobby, concierge, valet and security. Additionally, each residence will receive two parking spaces in the adjoining garage.

Missoni Baia’s contemporary architecture is the vision of New York-based Asymptote Architecture, led by Hani Rashid, a pioneer in the convergence of technology and art in architectural design. The firm is best known for its unorthodox and eye-catching international projects including the Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi hotel and the upcoming Hermitage Modern Contemporary Museum in Moscow. Missoni Baia is a sculptural tower with an innovative, streamlined, high-performance structure, as evidenced by the aerodynamic super-columns that render the glass façades almost entirely mullion-free. The fin-like corner columns echo the sails and sleek hulls of super-yachts—a fitting metaphor, given the building’s prominent waterfront setting. Landscaping of tropical plantings and reflecting pools, designed by renowned Swiss landscape architect Enzo Enea, weaves together the indoor and outdoor spaces.

Each of the 146 residences open onto deep, shaded terraces conceived as open-air rooms overlooking Biscayne Bay. Many offer floor-through layouts with multiple exposures and views of the city, the bay, Miami Beach, and the ocean beyond. Three dramatic duplex residences boast expansive private terraces near the water’s edge, while two duplex penthouses feature zero-edge plunge pools overlooking the bay and sculptural glass-enclosed stairs open to the sky above. Interior designer Paris Forino has conceptualized neutral but luxurious backdrops for a broad range of furnishings and art.