Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture Designs New Condo Tower, Una Residences, For Developer Oko Group In Miami, Florida
CHICAGO, April 11, 2018 – Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture (AS+GG) is pleased to announce their design of Una Residences, a new 47-story condominium tower, designed for OKO Group, in Miami’s South Brickell neighborhood. Once completed, Una will have spectacular views of Florida’s coastline including Biscayne Bay, Fisher Island, and the Biscayne Islands.
The tower will be an iconic new vision that will help reinvent South Brickell, the 1970s birthplace of modern high-rise living in Miami. Brickell Avenue, named for early Miami founders William and Mary Brickell, is known by insiders as Miami’s “Park Avenue” with its scenic canopy of ancient oaks, shaded sidewalks, ease of access to the city’s financial district, award-winning restaurants, luxury retailers, and cultural and sporting venues.
AS+GG’s design intent was to develop a high-quality residential tower that would set the modern standard of living in Brickell. Residences were envisioned that would fully reflect the elegant, yet playful, lifestyle of Miami.
“We saw the opportunity to bring the Miami attitude to the building, it’s sophisticated and comfortable.” says AS+GG Design Partner, Gordon Gill, FAIA, “It stands in contrapposto, where it appears that one side of the building is holding its full weight and the other side is relaxing, looking at you."
The formal aspects of the building are sculptural in nature. It’s fluid, organic form speaks to the water, and to Miami’s climate, with large flowing terraces that wrap around the building. A sweeping cantilever at the south end of the tower overlooks the amenity spaces on the podium. By placing the amenities on the podium levels, the grounds around the tower are liberated, opening the space for public access to the waterfront. The public access points allow the design a more inviting opening sequence so that the landscaping of the building flows into the landscaping of the park.
“Una is shaped so that every residence will enjoy great views of the Bay and Ocean,” says AS+GG Design Partner, Adrian Smith, FAIA. “Every unit also has large living-room-like balconies that enhance the enjoyment of the indoor-outdoor lifestyle that so important to Miami living.”
AS+GG will also lead the interior design efforts for the tower, ensuring a seamless exterior and interior aesthetic. The interior design was inspired by the RIva yacht, a highly crafted wooden sport boat made in Italy. Natural materials like leather, wood, and stone, are featured in warm colors that contrast with the cool tones of chrome and stainless steel. The palette generates a timeless, classic mood.
“Like a RIva yacht, the interior design is warm with beautiful detailing,” says Smith. “Like the building itself, the interior design responds to the program of luxury living, fun lifestyle, casual environment, and relaxing atmosphere. We also wanted the interior spaces to have a strong relationship to the exterior because we think of the architecture and the interiors as one expression.”
Gill agrees saying, “The continuity from the site to the building, and from the building to the interiors is important to us because timeless design comes from continuity; if the building is timeless, it can last forever.”
Una Residences (unaresidences.com) will have 138 elegantly crafted residences that range from two to five bedrooms. Each residence will feature ocean views, a private elevator entry, 10’8” ceiling heights, a chef’s kitchens with Gaggenau appliances, master suites with double closets and bathrooms, utility rooms with full-sized washers and dryers, and 10-foot deep expansive terraces that feature effortless “lift-and-glide” floor-to-ceiling doors with glass balcony railings for a seamless indoor-outdoor lifestyle. Residences range from 1,100 to 4,786 square feet. Among the many signature elements that enhance the experience are a private marina for bayside excursions, three pools, a state-of-the-art fitness center with yoga and personal training areas. Other luxuries include a dedicated beauty suite for private services, a private resident’s dining/party room, a cinema, a kids’ splash-pad area and playroom, an owners’ lounge and an outdoor lounge, and a 24-hour concierge.
“The waterfront neighborhood of South Brickell is an established residential location bordering the leafy suburb of Coconut Grove and is on the doorstep of Key Biscayne, with its sandy beaches and popular parks.” said Vladislav Doronin, Chairman and CEO of OKO Group. “Una residents will benefit from accessibility to major roadways and the main transport arteries of Miami in only a few minutes. The tower will offer striking style, intimacy, exclusivity, and a superior range of first class amenities that celebrates the joie de vivre of Miami. Destined to become the new landmark on the Brickell skyline, Una, thanks to its internationally-renowned design team, will further define Miami as one of the world’s leading destinations for elegant living and sophisticated design.”
ABOUT ADRIAN SMITH + GORDON GILL ARCHITECTURE
Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture (AS+GG) is dedicated to the design of high-performance, energy-efficient, and sustainable architecture. AS+GG approaches each project with an understanding that architecture has a unique power to influence civic life. The firm creates designs that aid society, advance modern technology, sustain the environment, and inspire those around us to improve our world. In addition to several commercial, cultural, and mixed-use projects in the United States, AS+GG is currently working projects in Dubai, Canada, China, and Saudi Arabia. The firm was founded in 2006 by partners Adrian Smith, Gordon Gill, and Robert Forest. For more information, please visit smithgill.com.
ABOUT OKO GROUP
OKO Group is an international real-estate development firm established by Chairman and CEO Vladislav Doronin. OKO Group builds on the formidable expertise of Mr. Doronin, one of the most successful and respected international developers, and his peerless track record in constructing more than 75 million square feet of world-class commercial, retail and luxury residential space over a total of 71 buildings as Founder of Capital Group. OKO Group brings not only considerable financial strength to the US market, but also a passion for working with the very best architects and designers in the world. OKO Group’s current US portfolio includes prime properties and development projects in Miami and New York City. As owner and Chairman of Aman, one of the most admired hospitality brands in the world, Mr. Doronin’s global business portfolio spans Europe, Asia, and the US. More information about OKO Group is available at okogroup.com.
ABOUT CAIN INTERNATIONAL
Cain International is a global real estate investor led by Chief Executive Jonathan Goldstein, with offices in London, New York and Greenwich, Connecticut. Founded in 2015, it has invested over $1 billion of capital, representing 5.2 million square feet of residential and mixed-use real estate projects. With expertise in residential development, Cain International was named Residential Financier of the Year at the RESI Awards in 2016 and voted Financier of the Year at the Property Awards 2015. For more information cainint.com.
ABOUT FORTUNE DEVELOPMENT SALES
Fortune Development Sales is the premier, exclusive on-site sales and marketing representative for third-party development projects in South Florida, having represented more than 80 of South Florida’s most successful projects. Led by visionary founder Edgardo Defortuna, Fortune has 18 offices around the world, with nearly 1,000 associates and a worldwide brokerage network, reaching prospective buyers from South Florida to Buenos Aires, Hong Kong to São Paulo, and Manhattan to Paris. More information about Fortune Development Sales is available at fortuneintlgroup.com. For additional information on availability or to schedule an appointment, please contact the sales office at +1(305) 800 8800.