December 2, 2023

Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) has designed a striking luxury condominium planned for Miami, Florida. The project will feature curved facades and will be split into two buildings connected by a rooftop glass-bottom swimming pool, allowing residents with a fear of heights to swim from one building to the other.

The proposal at 8777 Collins Avenue is actually a bit complicated because, unusually, ZHA produced two potential design. However, they are all very similar, with the main difference being that one has a sloping look and the other has a more uniform shape (the latter is shown in the image above and below, while the other is in the gallery).

As previously mentioned, the apartment will be divided into two separate and matching buildings, each with an intricate curved façade meant to reference the ebb and flow of the nearby ocean, while also featuring balcony areas that help ensure Privacy between the residence and its neighbors. The two structures will be connected by a sky bridge and a glass-bottom swimming pool, which should be more suited to warm Miami than London’s somewhat similar sky pool. Internally, each building has 12 floors, and the majority of the floor space will be allocated to a total of 57 residences of various sizes.

8777 Collins Avenue's complex curved facade will create balcony spaces for residents
8777 Collins Avenue’s complex curved facade will create balcony spaces for residents


“These designs maximize views and natural light from the apartments in at least three ways,” explained project developer Damac International. “The apartments will take advantage of Miami’s weather and ocean breezes, with seamless indoor-outdoor flow and expansive balconies. Scalable interior living space. Apartments range in size from 4,000-15,000 square feet (approximately 370-1,400 square meters) and will offer a variety of resident living experiences. Community amenities will include a 100-foot (30 m) rooftop swimming pool that will The atrium spans the building’s north and south arms, with direct views of downtown, and a 75-foot (22 m ) indoor exercise pool.”

More details are still lacking at this early stage, such as any potential sustainability features, though we hope to learn more as it progresses. The project is currently being submitted for planning Dezeen reportthe site was previously the site of another residential building that collapsed in 2021, tragically killing 98 people.

source: ZHA, DAMAC International