One Thousand Museum

—Inside Zaha Hadid Architect’s latest residential Miami masterpiece.

By Loannie Dao

Zaha Hadid Architects is a world-renowned firm that revolutionizes cultural, corporate, and residential spaces. With a network of young, creative minds, the firm aspires to create architecture that is fluid and transformative. Their projects are known to honor the environment, take calculated risks, and most of all, push design beyond its conventional boundaries. At all levels, their design philosophy is functional on the urban, architectural, and interior scale.

Recently, Zaha Hadid Architects was commissioned to design Miami’s newest residential high-rise, The One Thousand Museum Tower. Their vision of the building is focused on its cohesiveness to the surrounding environment. The curvature of the structure wraps itself around the glass façade, creating an astonishing silhouette that complements the adjacent towers opposite Museum Park in Downtown Miami. The structure is a 66-story skyscraper with 83 luxury condominiums and amenities filled to its brim. The exoskeleton unveils a double height space that houses a full-sized swimming pool at the highest level in the building—a high-rise sanctuary canopied by winding metal ceilings that echo the Biscayne Bay and Miami Beach ocean views.

The firm prides itself on its investments in cutting-edge technology, digital modeling and fabrication. The One Thousand Museum Tower displays their ability to push the limits of this technology as a means of achieving something truly unique. Using nearly 5,000 pieces of lightweight glass-fiber-reinforced concrete, the innovative design allows the architecture to adapt and become fluid in its configuration to the existing atmosphere and encourages the spaces to communicate with each other.

One Thousand MuseumJessica Nelson of Liberty Realty, one of New Jersey’s top agents for luxury properties, is the exclusive representative in New Jersey for One Thousand Museum. Nelson believes the building’s vision is one of originality, something that speaks to a special kind of homebuyer. “One Thousand Museum sets the new standard in Miami for its artistic exterior and interior designs and its comprehensive array of ultra-luxury amenities,” she explained. “It has a powerful appeal to buyers looking for a downtown Miami home that is as impressive and unique as they are.”

At the height of elegance and opulent lifestyle, the building offers a full spa, bar, gym, multimedia theatre, and private dining room. Moreover, what is luxury housing without a helipad planned for the roof? The proposed amenity is expected to become the first of its kind for a private residential skyscraper in Florida.

Although construction is still wrapping up, Brazilian furniture brand Artefacto has been hired to fit out the model condominiums to help illustrate what a finished home could look like. Prices of the coveted units range from $5.65 million for a 5,000-square-foot residence to $21.85 million for a 10,000-square-foot penthouse. The model unit has floor-to-ceiling glazed windows, four bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms. In addition, Zaha Hadid Architects’ iconic design complements the space with a sense of connectivity. The curving exoskeleton is visible from the structure’s interior through the windows and was used by Artefacto as an anchor for the interior design.

One Thousand MuseumThe residential tower was developed by Louis Birdman, Gregg Covin, Kevin Venger, Regalia Group, and New York-based Plaza Construction. With construction currently underway on the building’s interiors and the overall project expected to reach completion in early 2019, it’s safe to say that One Thousand Museum Tower has officially changed Miami’s skyline in an exhilarating way.

*For information regarding remaining residences at One Thousand Museum, please contact Jessica Nelson at 201-222-2900 or