One Thousand Museum wins The Plan Awards 2021

One Thousand Museum residential tower in Miami has won The Plan Awards 2021, in the housing category.

The Plan Awards were established to promote discourse and
debate on global design and planning themes.

One Thousand Museum’s 62-storey concrete exoskeleton – a web
of flowing lines integrating structural support with lateral bracing – reads
from top to bottom as one continuous frame. Columns at its base fan out as the
tower rises to meet at the corners, forming a rigid tube highly resistant to
Miami’s demanding wind loads; its curved supports creating hurricane resistant
diagonal bracketing. “

The design expresses a fluidity that is both structural and
architectural,” explains project director Chris Lepine. “The structure gets
thicker and thinner as required, bringing a continuity between the architecture
and engineering.”

The design incorporates GFRC form-work which remains in place as construction progresses up the tower. This permanent concrete form-work also provides the architectural finish that requires minimal maintenance. Behind the exoskeleton, the faceted, crystal-like facade contrasts with the solidity of the structure. With its frame at the perimeter, the tower’s interior floor plates are almost column free; the exoskeleton’s curvature creating slightly different plans on each floor.

On the lower floors, terraces cantilever from the corners,
while on the upper floors, the terraces are incorporated behind the structure.

The Plan Award 2021

Photograph by Brad Feinknopf

Source: zaha hadid

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