October 6, 2015
Grove and Grand Bay are the two twisting residential towers in Coconut Grove, which are fondly addressed as the ‘dancing ladies’, by Danish architect Bjarke Ingels, the world renowned architect from the office BIG Architects, a bit of a genius, a bit of an enfant terrible, known for his highly creative and unpredictable approach to the design he oversees. A bold approach Terra has taken to distinguish the architecture it stands by.
On November 16th, Bjarke was present for a tour and brief talk at the site for a select group of architectural aficionados, in a collaborative initiative with the Wolfsonian. Also present were a group of students who attentively followed comments of the architect. David Martin introduced the world-known designer, and stressed how the provocative and risk-taking design is so much in sync with how Terra wants to present new design approaches to the city, highlighting the low density development that acknowledges that bigger isn’t always better, a reverence to the surrounding neighborhood he endears so much, Coconut Grove.