The architecture world was shaken last year when renowned architect Dame Zaha Hadid passed away in Miami, Florida. Hadid, born in Iraq in 1950, is known all over the world for her work. She won the prestigious Stirling Prize in 2010 an 2011, was the first woman to win the Pritzker Prize in 2004, and was also the first woman to be awarded the Royal Institute of British Architects' Royal Gold Medal in 2015. Some of her notable designs include those for the aquatic center used in the 2012 London Olympics and the Guangzhou Opera House in China. She was appointed a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire for the contributions she made to the world of architecture.
Hadid is leaving her mark on Miami with the construction of the One Thousand Museum, a project that is scheduled to be completed in either 2017 or 2018. One Thousand Museum will be a massive skyscraper towering over 700 feet tall with 62 stories and a distinctive design calling for a modern, artistic, curvy exoskeleton. There will be 83 spacious units in the tower, in addition to one of the most upscale amenity packages available anywhere in the city. This private residence offers views of Biscayne Bay, the Atlantic Ocean, and the Miami skyline. The skyscraper is Hadid's design and is one of many projects she has designed that will be completed posthumously, another project including the stadium for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
One Thousand Museum offers several different floorplans, ranging in size from 4,600 square feet to 9,900 square feet. There will be duplex townhome units, half-floor residences, duplex penthouses, and full-floor penthouses, all of which feature multiple oversized terraces and home automation using in-home touch screens with apps available for smart phones and tablets. These east-to-west flow-through units will be some of the most luxurious in Miami.
The amenities at One Thousand Museum can't be beat. The onsite valet parking, security, and concierge are just the tip of the iceberg here. Above the lobby you'll find two floors of amenities. The fitness center offers state-of-the-art equipment as well as ample space for stretching and other exercises. There is an outdoor landscaped area for exercising, as well. The spa at One Thousand Museum offers private rooms for residents who want a massage or beauty treatments. There is a multi-media theater where residents and their guests can book private screenings or even a lecture. There are also saunas and steam rooms available. At the very top of the tower is the Sky Lounge, with breathtaking views of Biscayne Bay and the skyline. The Sky Lounge is perfect for private gatherings or as a casual hangout spot where you can enjoy the view with a cold drink and a good book. There is also a private helipad planned for the roof, but approval from the FAA and other departments are still pending.
Dame Zaha Hadid changed the world of architecture during her lifetime. The One Thousand Museum skyscraper will provide a lasting legacy of one of the world's most influential architects and promises to be one of the most distinctive and popular locations in the "Magic City".