This Is What Miami’s Skyline Will Look Like in 2018

In the midst of a building boom , Miami is currently dotted with scaffolding-clad towers and soaring construction cranes. AD has the first glimpse of what the city’s skyline will look like in 2018, when work on many of the high-profile projects is set to be completed. Soon, the 60th-floor pool terrace of Arquitectonica’s upcoming luxury tower, Auberge Miami, will overlook some of the city’s most acclaimed architectural icons, both old and new. Residents of the tower will have direct views of the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts (completed in 2006 by César Pelli) and the Pérez Art Museum (a 2013 Herzog & de Meuron–designed gem); plus, they’ll be a stone’s throw from the American Airlines Arena, home of the Miami Heat.

Upcoming projects that will reshape the cityscape include the Patricia & Phillip Frost Museum of Science, which was designed by Grimshaw Architects and is due for completion this summer. At 250,000 square feet, the complex will include a prominent spherical 3-D planetarium, a wildlife center, and interactive exhibition halls. Nearby, Pritzker Prize winner Zaha Hadid ’s futuristic One Thousand Museum will strike a sinuous 62-story profile and ultimately contain 83 plush apartments. The newly proposed Miami Dade Cultural Center, which will soon select a design from a crop of top talents, will rise across from the landmark 1925 Freedom Tower—one of the city’s most-beloved structures.

A view of what downtown Miami will look like in 2018, as seen from Arquitectonica’s new 60-story tower.

The Biscayne Corridor will add to its collection of world-class architecture with new structures from Zaha Hadid, Arquitectonica, and Grimshaw Architects.

The curving balconies of Arquitectonica’s Auberge Miami will offer picturesque vistas of the Biscayne Bay and surrounding cityscape.

The 12th floor of Auberge Miami will include a palm-tree-lined pool deck, private cabanas, and a full-service spa. Interiors will be designed by Piero Lissoni, while Swiss landscape architect Enzo Enea will sculpt the grounds.

One Thousand Museum , Zaha Hadid’s tallest residential tower in the Western Hemisphere, is slated to top out at more than 700 feet.

A view from the serene pool deck of the 64-story Brickell Flatiron —slated to open in 2019— which recently broke ground and features a design by architect Luis Revuelta. Italian designer Massimo Iosa Ghini will handle the interiors of the 549-unit luxury residential building, while artist Julian Schnabel crafts large-scale artworks for the public spaces.

Designed by world-renowned architect Rafael Viñoly, this striking pair of 60-story towers—known as One River Point —is set to deliver its 350 luxury residences in late 2018. Located downtown, directly on the Miami River, the development will be crowned by a three-story glazed skybridge devised by Adrian Zecha and loaded with amenities.

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