July 24, 2018
The Concrete Reinforcing Institute will honor three structures designed by DeSimone alongside a world-class team of architects and consultants. Winning projects include Miami’s One Thousand Museum designed in collaboration with Pritzker Prize laureate Zaha Hadid, and Panorama Tower, the tallest standing structure in the state of Florida from renowned local developer Tibor Hollo and architect Moshe Cosicher of Florida East Coast Realty. Manhattan’s 512 West 22nd Street designed with COOKFOX Architects will also be recognized as a Merit Recipient in the 2018 program.
One Thousand Museum | Zaha Hadid Architects – Miami, Florida
One Thousand Museum introduces a bold, new silhouette to the Miami skyline and has quickly become one of the most high-profile developments in the United States. Located in the cultural epicenter of Downtown, Miami, the 62-story tower overlooks the Perez Art Museum, the Frost Science Museum, the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, and the American Airlines Arena. The tower’s façade, a structural exoskeleton comprised of Glass Fiber-Reinforced Concrete (GFRC), invokes its surroundings and resembles an undulating piece of sculpture from podium to pinnacle. Beyond aesthetic, the tower’s exoskeleton is designed to carry gravity loads of the tower and to withstand high-velocity, hurricane wind forces.
Model of One Thousand Museum Tower, Zaha Hadid Architects
Panorama Tower | Florida East Coast Realty / Moshe Cosicher – Miami, Florida
Panorama Tower is a mixed-use, residential tower designed and developed by Florida East Coast Realty with DeSimone. At 868-feet tall, Panorama is the tallest building in Florida, and the tallest residential structure south of Manhattan. The 83-story tower is equipped to host a community of over 3,000 people, representing one of the best examples of high-rise, urban living in Miami. During all stages of design through construction, the project team was able to execute and deliver the massive development on schedule to the delight of building ownership. Today, Panorama Tower serves as an example to future developments of similar scale.
Aerial Footage of Panorama Tower – Golden Dusk Photography
512 West 22nd Street | COOKFOX Architects – New York, New York
512 West 22nd Street is a 12-story, 150-foot-tall, commercial mixed-use building located in Chelsea, Manhattan. Designed by COOKFOX Architects for The Albanese Organization, the property features landscaped terraces, an occupiable rooftop, wrap-around exterior stairs, and exposed concrete columns. The exterior is also clad with ribbon windows and fluted terra cotta spandrels. An existing 5-story parking garage was partially demolished and incorporated into the new building. In total, the structure measures approximately 175,000 square feet and includes 11 floors of office and retail space. LEED Gold certification is expected.