Grove at Grand Bay: A First Look Inside BIG's Twisting Miami Towers

November 7, 2016   |   Designboom

 

New images have been released of ‘grove at grand bay’, a pair of twisting towers in miami designed by bjarke ingels group. the development, which completed earlier this year, comprises two 20-storey structures that overlook biscayne bay and the newly-developed regatta park — with views stretching to key biscayne, downtown, and miami beach. between them, the two towers contains 98 units and are topped with dual level penthouses. 

developed by real estate firm terra, the ‘grove at grand bay’ has been designed by bjarke ingels group in collaboration with nichols, brosch, wrust, wolfe + associates, with raymond jungles undertaking the project’s landscaping. both structures twist at a 38-degree angle, optimizing views from the 12-foot deep wraparound balconies. residences boast 12-foot high ceilings, with full-length glass sliding doors that open out onto spacious terraces. each accessible via a private elevator, the custom homes range in size from 2,500 square feet to 11,000 square feet. 

located at 2675 and 2669 south bayshore drive, outdoor spaces provide the focal point for the property’s common areas, while individual units feature expansive outside living areas including 12-foot-deep balconies. ‘by creating twisting towers that rise side-by-side but never cross paths, we were able to optimize views, outdoor spaces and the flexibility of our floor plans while allowing the buildings to interact with one another,’ explains architect bjarke ingels. 

on-site amenities include rooftop pools for residents of each tower, a five-star spa and fitness center, full-time concierge and butler service, a private dining room for residents and their guests, and a pet spa. the condominiums, (which are all sold out), range in size from 1,300 square-feet to a 10,000 square-foot full-floor penthouse with an additional 5,000 square-feet of outdoor space, including a rooftop terrace and private pool. those totaling more than 4,000 square-feet are accompanied by private 2-car garages, with the south tower penthouse accompanied by a private 4-car garage. 

miami-based designer raymond jungles has been responsible for the project’s landscaping. in his design, jungles uses hardscape elements created by ingels as the backdrop for nearly 500 trees, more than 15,000 plants, and numerous water features. the lushly-landscaped campus seeks to echo coconut grove’s natural setting. ‘my home is in coconut grove, so this project was personal to me and will be part of my daily experience,’ says jungles. meanwhile, the scheme is poised to become the first all-residential tower to achieve LEED gold status in florida. 

‘coconut grove is one of miami’s most storied neighborhoods and grove at grand bay represents another chapter in that story,’ says terra president david martin. ‘a sanctuary for artists, writers and unconventional thinkers, the grove has a long history of challenging the status quo — much the same way grove at grand bay is changing the way miami thinks about design. we planned and developed this building with the goal of adding value to our neighborhood, so we’re proud that coconut grove is enjoying a resurgence while remaining mindful of its colorful past.’ 

the scheme is part of miami’s coconut grove neighborhood, which also includes ‘one park grove’ — a luxury residential tower designed by OMA. see designboom’s previous coverage of ‘grove at grand bay’.