Miami skyscraper to feature an ‘exposed structure’ design

May 27, 2024 | by magnews24.com

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The 27,406 m2 (295,000 sf) building comprises 271 residential units and is LEED silver certified. Photo courtesy Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM)

Architecture studio Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) has revealed the design for 848 Brickell, a skyscraper in Downtown Miami. The tower is defined by two expansive terraces and an “exposed structure.”

The building will rise 51 stories and spread across 11,7762 m2 (1,267,580 sf) with 271 residential units.

An exposed structure will wrap around the building’s facade, with angled support beams framing the outdoor spaces. The angled structural members will raise the tower above two distinct 12.19 m (40 ft) tall outdoor terraces. The building’s base, clad in metallic panels, will contain a double-height lobby, a restaurant, and 650 m2 (7,000 sf) of retail space. A total of 69,677 m2 (750,000 sf) of office space will also be located throughout the building.

Some strategies to create energy efficiency are also planned for the design, including louvres along the building’s east facade and high-performance insulating glass.

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