Twisting towers mark Danish architect’s first condominium completed in the U.S.; More than half of the project’s 98 units are owned by domestic end-users.
One of Miami’s most historic neighborhoods has a new architectural icon to call its own. Construction of Grove at Grand Bay, Terra’s new Bjarke Ingels-designed development in Coconut Grove, is now complete as residents take ownership of their units, begin interior build-outs, and prepare to move-in this fall. The sold-out development, comprising of two twisting 20-story glass towers that mark Ingels’ first completed condominium design in the U.S., has helped lead the rejuvenation of Coconut Grove’s business district, which is coming alive with upscale retailers and restaurants ahead of new residents moving in.
Located at 2675 and 2669 South Bayshore Drive, Grove at Grand Bay becomes the first new residential towers to be completed in Coconut Grove in more than 10 years. The development overlooks Biscayne Bay and the newly-developed Regatta Park – with views stretching to Key Biscayne, downtown Miami and Miami Beach. Coconut Grove’s business district, home to Miami’s most popular cafés, lounges, bookstores and boutiques, is within walking distance.
Grove at Grand Bay’s landscape architecture is the brainchild of Miami designer Raymond Jungles, who uses simple-yet-detailed hardscape elements created by Ingels as the backdrop for a program including nearly 500 trees, more than 15,000 plants, and numerous water features. The result is a lushly-landscaped campus that echoes the natural aura of Coconut Grove and promotes sustainability, with Grove at Grand Bay poised to become the first all-residential tower to achieve LEED Gold (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) status in Florida.
Complementing the designs of Ingels and Jungles will be an extensive art collection, valued at more than $1.2 million, featuring original works by Alice Aycock, Tara Donovan, Gim Hong-Sok, Jim Drain, Olafur Eliasson, Cerith Wyn, Jeppe Hein, Nathan Mabry, Geoff McFetridge, Pedro Reyes, Pae White and Antonia Wright.
Amenities on-property include rooftop pools for residents of each tower, a five-star spa and fitness center, full-time concierge and butler service, a private dining room for residents and their guests, and a pet spa. Residences range in size from 1,300 square-feet to a 10,000 square-foot full-floor penthouse with an additional 5,000 square-feet of outdoor space, including a rooftop terrace and private pool. Those totaling more than 4,000 square-feet are accompanied by private 2-car garages, with the South Tower penthouse accompanied by a private 4-car garage. All units feature 12-foot high ceilings and glass doors.