One Ocean South Beach
Located at 1 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Seeking to cement his “legacy” in Miami Beach, developer Jorge Perez has recruited Enrique Norten of Mexico’s TEN Arquitectos and landscape architect Enzo Enea, creator of Switzerland’s Tree Museum, to collaborate on the design of the ultra-luxury One Ocean condo project.
“Enea, known for creating the world’s only Tree Museum in Switzerland, works with Norten to envision a gorgeous mixture of living spaces, nature and art,” according to The Related Group statement announcing the project.
Perez also plans to incorporate into the property the artistic work of modern Latin American artists such as Jose Bedia, Eugenio Cuttica, Michelle Oka Doner and Daniel Azouley.
“We have built over 80,000 units thus far. One Ocean is my legacy for Miami Beach,” Perez, the chairman and CEO of The Related Group, said in a statement.
Perez’s connection to art is well known: not only is he a collector of the work of modern Latin American artists, but he has given a donation to the Miami Art Museum of art and cash totaling $40 million. As a result, the new museum, now under construction, is going to be called the Jorge M. Perez Art Museum of Miami-Dade County.
In addition to 46 residences, the project will have four villas. Typical residences will have about 3,000 square feet of space, and would include private elevators, underground parking, beach club membership, a gym and a pool, according to a statement from the company. Some residences will also feature rooftop spas and solariums designed by Enea, as well as front and back terraces.
Enea will apply his aesthetic to a range of areas from the private gardens, to the park and common areas at the 1 Collins Ave.
“Our vision was to design outdoor spaces that create a consistent language among the unique architectural elements of One Ocean,” Enea said. “This language is used throughout the entire site, providing lush private gardens, luxurious pool top cabanas, and elegant rooftop terraces with Miami’s aqua blue waters as their backdrop.”
Perez has told the Business Journal that every project is an opportunity to incorporate art into his work through design, architecture and the installation of art pieces on site. He provided his Top Ten South Florida project, in his own words, to the Business Journal.
One Ocean is part of a big push by The Related Group to grow its condo development division as part of an overall plan to diversify the company.
Related has several other condo projects either under construction including Millecento in the Brickell area of downtown Miami. Perez’s previous projects near One Ocean include Apogee Miami Beach and Murano at Portofino. Sales for One Ocean are handled by Related Realty and Fortune International. The sales center, located at 91 Collins Ave., is set to open in time for Miami Art Week and Art Basel.