Aria on the Bay

Arquitectonica en tant que Architectes.

Two blocks north of the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Aria's semicircular balconies make reference to those inside the classic opera houses. They playfully stagger creating a series of cylinders in performance. The arrangement could also be interpreted as a musical score, or a series of curves dancing to a tune.

A parallel interpretation is one of a series of nautical curves. They remind one of the soft forms found in naval architecture of yachts and cruise ships. There is a tradition of nautical references in Miami, particularly in the Arts District of Miami Beach where curved forms referred to the transatlantic ships of that glorious era.

The balcony shapes also re-orient the unit views to the waterfront. They create vantage points to the park and the bay as well as to the city skyline.

The tower form reaches the ground along the approach boulevard. A monumental porte-cochèremarks the arrival from the boulevard. An arrival lobby has a curving grand stair that leads to a main lobby above. On the same level along the park, restaurants will activate terraces that overlook the waterfront skyline of Miami Beach.

To the south, the tower is elevated to the level of a pool deck. The deck and its dramatic linear pool connect the city and the bay. A residents' lounge and bar flow onto the deck complementing the deck atmosphere.

To the west a full-service resident's club overlooks an urban park. The multilevel building includes a fitness area, spa, theater, kids' club, teen's club, and business center.

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