Terra Group, Miami’s leading real estate development company, is pleased to unveil its most innovative development to date, and one that is destined to be an architecturally-significant landmark in South Florida: Grove at Grand Bay. In collaboration with the award-winning architecture and design firm Bjarke Ingels Group, also known as BIG, and landscape architecture legend Raymond Jungles, Grove at Grand Bay will leave an unmistakable imprint on the prestigious South Bayshore Drive community, redefining luxury and breathing new life into Coconut Grove for decades to come. Upon completion of construction, the project will also receive LEED Certification with a silver designation, the first such structure in Coconut Grove.
“Grove at Grand Bay’s impressive aesthetic and unparalleled service are tantamount to the evolution of Coconut Grove and raises the bar to Olympic heights,” says Pedro Martin, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Terra Group. “Within the next three years, the area will have completely evolved and Grove at Grand Bay will have proven to be the bellwether of profound change.”
Widely regarded as one of the most important architects to watch, Bjarke Ingels seamlessly translates Terra Group’s grand vision of designing an aerie imbued with a unique sense of place. To say the results are stunning is an understatement: two glass towers in a pas de deux appear to float over Raymond Jungles’ lush, canopied oasis, beckoning to Biscayne Bay and beyond. Renowned for his creative and ecologically sensitive landscape architecture, Jungles’ design capture the natural beauty of the neighborhood and magnify it with ample green spaces.
Rising 20 stories over the bay-front, Grove at Grand Bay will showcase 96 elegant and expansive residences with panoramic views from every angle. Whether outdoors in Jungles’ verdant gardens in the shade of the buildings’ twisting facades or inside the glass jewel box-like homes, residents will fully experience and relish living amid the open air. World-class amenities include private butler service, private elevators, two-car garages, wrap-around terraces, rooftop swimming pools, a wellness spa and fitness center, a pet spa and much more.
“The powerhouse design team of BIG and Raymond Jungles makes this South Florida’s most exciting new development,” adds David Martin, President and Chief Operating Officer of Terra Group. “Our ‘think tank’ model embodies a design-driven approach to development, avoiding pitfalls and upending assumptions developers typically encounter when building a residential property. We pride ourselves on creating environments where people are viscerally and emotionally affected by their surroundings; we are about intelligent luxury.”
BIG, led by Danish architect Bjarke Ingels who recently received Wall Street Journal’s 2011 “Innovator of the Year in Architecture” award, is creating the residences and amenity spaces. Raymond Jungles, the landscape architect who designed the grounds at Lincoln Road in Miami Beach and the New World Symphony’s rooftop garden, will produce the outdoor spaces, including terraces, pools and walking paths. Rounding out the group is Nichols, Brosch, Wrust, Wolfe + Associates who provides architectural and planning services.
The interior design of the residences at Grove at Grand Bay will be just as spectacular as the building’s exteriors. With an open flow-through floor plan, each residence will showcase 12′ ceilings and 12′ floor-to-ceiling windows, a first among Florida developments, and spacious outdoor terraces with wraparound balconies that create a continuous indoor/outdoor living environment. Additional residential features include private elevator access to individual units, Italian-designed kitchens, Miele appliances, and Dornbarcht fixtures.
Grove at Grand Bay will be located on the former site of the Grand Bay Hotel, conveniently located just minutes from key areas including the airport, downtown Miami, Miami Beach, Coral Gables, as well as Coconut Grove’s bustling center area lined with fine restaurants, cafes, art galleries and boutiques. Additional areas of interest are nearby schools, hospitals, shopping malls and attractions such as The Adrienne Arsht Center, The Vizcaya Museum & Gardens and the Barnacle Historic State Park.
Source: WORLD PROPERTY CHANNEL Global News Center