DeSimone Receives Global and Regional Best Project Awards from Engineering News Record (ENR)

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July 19, 2018

Renderings of Zaha Hadid’s One Thousand Museum in Miami (left) and 520 West 28th Street in Manhattan (right)

DeSimone Consulting Engineers has again received recognition from Engineering News Record (ENR) in both Global Best Project and New York Regional Best Project Awards programs.

Designed in collaboration with prolific architect Zaha Hadid, Miami’s One Thousand Museum is awarded Best Specialty Construction, while Manhattan’s 520 West 28th Street is named Best Residential/Hospitality Project in both Global and New York Regional contests.

Every year, ENR assembles an independent group of judges to score and select winning projects from around the world that embody superlative design, outstanding construction, and overall construction quality.

520 West 28th Street | ENR New York Region & Global Best Project – Residential/Hospitality Category

520 West 28th Street is the first residential structure designed by Zaha Hadid in New York City. True to her legacy, the building punctuates the neighborhood’s skyline with an abstract, swooping silhouette, and presented an engaging array of structural challenges. The L-shaped structure stands 135-feet-tall, comprises 190,000 square feet, and contains ground-floor retail and gallery space, 2 below-grade levels, and an 11-story structure above. Today, the structure nears LEED accreditation and illustrates to the design and construction industry how luxury, high-concept design, and sustainability can coexist in one, cohesive structure.

One Thousand Museum Tower | ENR Global Best Project – Specialty Construction Category

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.