Stantec-designed Adela at MiMo Bay residential building is complete

Susan Bender
Apr 14, '21 4:38 PM EST

Leading global design firm Stantec announces the completion of the new five-story Adela at MiMo Bay apartments located next to Legion Memorial Park in Miami’s Upper Eastside at 6445 NE 7thAvenue. Developed by Asia Capital Real Estate (ACRE), the waterfront residential building is situated on a 3.6-acre site of the former American Legion Post No. 29 building. The project features 236 residential units, pool deck with panoramic views of Biscayne Bay, a 370-space parking garage, and a new 15,000 square-foot American Legion Post 29 facility. Stantec provided architecture, structural engineering, MEP engineering, and interior design services for the project.

“We’re proud to be part of this wonderfully situated mid-rise residential project that offers a serene enclave connected to a beautiful park, blends with the community’s Miami Modern (MiMo) style of architecture, and also provides a new place where the Post 29 military veterans can call home,” said Christina Villa, senior associate at Stantec.

Adela at MiMo Bay was designed to establish a connection between the bay and the park and to celebrate MiMo architecture. Modern and sharp angles were mixed to maximize water views from all areas of the building, including the units, public spaces, and the American Legion facility. The building eyebrows and window boxes have bands of contrasting texture that create bold patterns to capture the audience. The two buildings form a symmetrical mirror image of one another surrounding a central courtyard, enhancing the MiMo characteristics.

The interiors of the public areas have a warm, natural coastal MiMo style blended with distinct industrial elements. Furnishings in bold blues and yellows accented with metals and copper accents and colorful artwork were implemented.

“Soft tones and raw materials were seamlessly woven throughout the interiors to create a comfortable yet modern atmosphere to call home,” said Raed Alwadhi, senior designer at Stantec. “The design elevates the area’s multifamily offering and will attract discerning residents.”

The lobby, surrounded by concrete walls, gray porcelain flooring, and dropped wood ceiling, has an industrious yet sophisticated ambiance. A carved stone reception desk embellished by a pendant light fixture, rope dividers, a rattan swing chair, and a decorative latticed wall adds an element of whimsy. Adjacent to the lobby is a lounge with plush sofas, a Beachwood communal table, and a fireplace for intimate gatherings. Amenities on the first level also include an art gallery, a 2,330 square-foot fitness center and yoga studio, a pet spa, a kayak center, and bike storage.

Located on the second level is the amenity deck, which is also decorated with the same rope and copper accents that are found in the lobby. The entertainment space offers a catering kitchen with stone counter and highchairs, lounge sofas with colorful ottomans, rocking chairs as well as a pool table and foosball. The amenity deck overlooks the 43,693 square-foot pool deck with palm trees, lush cascading gardens, and unobstructed views of the bay. Residents can take advantage of the scenery while splashing in the resort-style pool with daybeds, practicing yoga on the yoga lawns, and enjoying a BBQ in the grilling areas.

The residences, which include studios, one-, two-, and three-bedroom units, have floor-to-ceiling windows and balconies, kitchens with stainless steel appliances and counter seating, walk-in closets, porcelain tile flooring throughout, and dark wood cabinetry with chrome fixtures. Designed as private retreats, the corner units on the second level have spacious balconies that blend into the lush tropical environment.

The waterfront American Legion’s facility includes a swimming pool overlooking the bay, a gym, a wellness center, areas for physical therapy, and a multi-purpose room with lounge and dining room. 

The development received LEED Silver Certification by the U.S. Green Building Council in February.

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