OMA and William Sofield to Design Coconut Grove Apartments
The winning design from OMA includes columns placed on the skins of the buildings to allow for maximum views.
A group of
winning architects gathered to participate in
Four (4) New Visions
, an exhibition organized during
by Terrence Riley, former chief curator at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
The Related Group
invited Riley to help organize a competition for a mid–rise residential building on a five-acre property they purchased jointly in the tropical city of Coconut Grove. Riley then went on to curate the exhibition to showcase models and the original drawings of the proposals. From a list of 30 firms, four were selected to generate plans for the development:
Atelier Christian de Portzamparc
Diller Scofidio + Renfro
Ateliers Jean Nouvel
. Ultimately, OMA’s plan led by Shohei Shigematsu was chosen for realization, and includes 6 narrow towers with one or two units per floor. New York-based
Hall of Fame member
has been selected for the project’s interiors.