Arquitectonica is credited with reshaping Miami through its designs and, by that same token, continues to push the limits and raise the bar with its innovative use of materials, geometry, pattern and color. Miami Art Week officially kicked off when 57 Ocean, the newest condominium designed by the world-renowned firm, hosted “The Art of Architecture,” a panel discussion and book signing.
Held at Prime Private – Prime 112’s brand-new private event space on Ocean Drive — the gathering showcased 57 Ocean’s impressive scale model (unveiled for the first time that evening) and explored the legacy of Arquitectonica, which was founded in 1978 by the husband-and-wife team of Bernardo Fort-Brescia and Laurinda Spear. At that time, the firm operated out of a small office in Coconut Grove founded by a small group in their early 20s. Today, the firm enjoys nine offices worldwide.
Miami Herald Visual Arts and Business editor Jane Wooldridge moderated the lively discussion between Bernardo Fort-Brescia and Alastair Gordon — the author of the new, eponymous book about the firm, Arquitectonica – published by Rizzoli. The Art Week premiere also served to highlight 57 Ocean, an ultra-luxury residential building comprising just 81exquisite residences. Developed by Multiplan Real Estate Asset Management – which is led by José Isaac Peres, the internationally recognized Brazilian developer and owner of major residential and commercial real estate holdings – the boutique condominium is the very first project by ARQUITECTONICA in Miami to boast a specific focus on wellness.
At 57 Ocean, Arquitectonica took cues from the project’s proximity to the Atlantic Ocean, citing the relaxing sound of breaking waves, year-round ocean breezes, and the site’s exceptional vistas toward the horizon.
The architecture firm seamlessly captured the spirit of a luxurious coastal retreat blended with a sophisticated emphasis on healthy living.
Located just minutes from South Beach, at 5775 Collins Avenue on “Millionaire’s Row” 57 Ocean is surrounded by a number of the area’s top attractions — from art galleries and chic boutiques to gourmet restaurants. Resort-like interiors by revered design firm Anastassiadis Arquitetos, led by Patricia Anastassiadis, embrace the beauty of the natural world.
Owners can expect to enjoy a multitude of ‘green’ spaces, including a seaside wellness garden as well as Vertical gardens on the ground floor leading from the porte cochère to the double-height lobby. With the parking garage underground, the connection from the first level to the beach will be seamless.
Prices for two, three and four-bedroom high-end residences in 57 Ocean, including two penthouses and two beach houses, will range from $1.5 million to $31 million.
57 Ocean will feature an array of luxury amenities and services, such as a holistic wellness spa and pavilion, complete with a thermal suite (inclusive of a steam room, aromatherapy saunas, and an ice fountain), relaxation area, and a private spa suite; infinity pools; third-floor sundeck; poolside treatment cabanas; a pool bar and social terrace lounge; summer kitchen pavilion with a grill area; a multi-purpose club room with chef’s kitchen for full gastronomic experiences; and a state-of-the-art fitness center with innovative MyIsle training equipment by MyEquilibria and an indoor Technogym fitness center. There will also be a library, children’s activity room, 24-hour concierge, valet and security services, and pool and beachfront concessions and attendants. Residents will additionally have direct access to the adjacent, brand-new Miami Beach Walk.