Construction at Grove at Grand Bay in Coconut Grove, Miami's oldest neighborhood, was completed earlier this month, and residents are set to move in this fall.
The 98-unit condominium development, which consists of two 20-story, twisting-glass towers, seeks to revitalize the Coconut Grove business district, which is within walking distance.
Developed by locally based firm Terra and Danish architecture firm Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), the structures are the first new residential towers completed in Coconut Grove in over 10 years and the first completed condo project in the U.S. for BIG. The project launched in 2012.
The teams reflected the surrounding landscape in the design of the buildings, drawing on the characteristics of water and dense foliage to make the outdoors a focal point in the development. The buildings provide sweeping views of Key Biscayne, downtown Miami, and Miami Beach, and their units have expansive outdoor living areas with 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.
The units range in size from 1,300 square feet to a 10,000-square-foot, full-floor penthouse that features an additional 5,000 square feet of outdoor space, a rooftop terrace, and a private pool. All units have 12-foot-high ceilings and glass doors. The units range in price from $1 million to $15 million. All units have been sold as of now except for a penthouse listed at $28 million.
Each tower has a rooftop pool, and the development also offers access to a five-star spa, fitness center, full-time concierge and butler service, pet spa, and private dining room. Units that exceed 4,000 square feet also come with two-car garages.
“A sanctuary for artists, writers, and unconventional thinkers, [Coconut] 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,” says Terra president David Martin.
Grove at Grand Bay joins other unique towers that have transformed the Miami skyline, including the late Zaha Hadid’s One Thousand Museum.