The BIG designed Grove at Grand Bay is now complete, becoming an new architectural icon for South Miami. The luxury housing development is located in the historic Miami neighborhood of Coconut Grove, a special place with a well-defined soul, once known as an enclave for artists and writers.

Its has been developed by real estate firm terra, and  has been designed by bjarke ingels group in collaboration with nichols, brosch, wrust, wolfe + associates, with raymond jungles undertaking the project’s landscaping.

By creating twisting towers that rise side-by-side but never cross paths, BIG were able to optimize views, outdoor spaces and the flexibility of the floor plans while allowing the buildings to interact with one another. Those two twisting have helped trigger a rejuvenation of Coconut Grove’s business district, which has seen the arrival of upscale shops and restaurants, according to the developer.

This pair of towers, won the LEED gold, since it is a low-density project with 98 units topped with dual level penthouses and other amenities including  a total of seven pools, a spa and fitness center, and an on-site art gallery. These 20-storey glass towers appear to be twisting to insure that each unit features panoramic views and receives sightline to the marina to Miami skyline.

The job was to ameliorate the functionality of the building by adding a solar panels system.

Grove at Grand Bay is a project of IaaC, Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia
developed at Master in Advanced Architecture, Building OS in 2016/2017 by:
Student: Nayla Bou Maroun
Faculty: Vicente Gallart, Pep Salas