By Andie Lowenstein, Associate Editor
Miami—An industry-leading joint venture broke ground on a brand new iconic tower.
ZOM, a top, luxury multifamily real estate developer and an affiliate of AIG Global Real Estate, the real estate arm of insurer AIG, launched Solitair, a 438-unit, 50-story luxury high rise. The property is in the heart of the thriving Brickell neighborhood, a block between Brickell City Centre and Mary Brickell Village at 86 SW 8th Street. The general contractor for the project is Balfour Beatty Construction, LLC.
Designed by ADD Inc, now with Stantec, the iconic tower is directly across the street from a primary pedestrian entrance into Brickell City Centre. Solitair residents have easy access to a covered walkway to Metro service, providing exceptional convenience to shopping, dining and entertainment. With a Walk Score of 97, the site’s incredible walkability will only improve further as other neighboring planned projects unveil.
The building’s architecture stands out with jagged balconies inspired by the majestic Majule palm tree. The general vision for the interior design was to draw from Solitair’s architectural concept. Devised with urban, cool neutral materials, the interior acts as a gallery and backdrop for bold, artistic elements and mirrors the chic, modern living of Solitair.
“ZOM wanted us to design a truly distinctive building that would integrate well with the ever-evolving Brickell landscape, which it will help define,” said Architect Jonathan Cardello, senior principal, ADD Inc, now with Stantec. “Solitair will make a bold visual statement on the inside and out,”
With panoramic views of downtown Miami, the Brickell, Biscayne Bay, Miami Beach, and more, Solitair was generated with eco-friendly features in mind. The design and position avoids direct sunlight and solar radiation. Interior materials, including paint, carpets, adhesives, and sealants will be low emitting to maintain optimum indoor air. Green features, such as low VOC paints, recycled glass, wood, and quartz will be used throughout the interior as well.
“Solitair will offer an unmatched level of quality and design when compared to the existing multifamily rental options within the market” said Greg West, ZOM’s chief development officer. “Together with our partner AIG, we recognize the growing importance and value of meeting customers’ demands for developing buildings which encourage active lifestyles.”
ZRS Management, LCC will be providing property management services. Construction financing was provided by JP Morgan Chase and HSBC Bank USA.