Zaha Hadid Architects Unveils The One Thousand Museum in Miami

Zaha Hadid Architects
2020

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One Thousand Museum by ZHA is a 62-story residential tower opposite Museum Park in Miami.

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With views across Biscayne Bay, this popular 30-acre park was redeveloped in 2013 as one of downtown Miami’s primary public spaces and includes the city’s new art and science museums.

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The tower’s design continues Zaha Hadid Architects’ research into high-rise construction that defines a fluid architectural expression consistent with the engineering for the entire height of a structure.

One Thousand Museum’s concrete exoskeleton structures its perimeter in a web of flowing lines that integrates lateral bracing with structural support.

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Reading from top to bottom as one continuous frame, columns at its base fan out as the tower rises to meet at the corners, forming a rigid tube highly resistant to Miami’s demanding wind loads; its curved supports creating hurricane-resistant diagonal bracketing.

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One Thousand Museum incorporates glass fiber reinforced concrete form-work which remains in place as construction progresses up the tower. 

This permanent concrete form-work also provides the architectural finish that requires minimal maintenance. Behind the exoskeleton, the faceted, crystal-like façade contrasts with the solidity of the structure.

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With its frame at the perimeter, the tower’s interior floor plates are almost column-free; the exoskeleton’s curvature creating slightly different plans on each floor. 

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On the lower floors, terraces cantilever from the corners, while on the upper floors, the terraces are incorporated behind the structure.


Project info:

Height: 709 ft
Gross Area: 911,027 sq ft
Levels: 62

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