Launch of Perigon at Miami Beach by OMA
Launch of The Perigon by OMA in Miami Beach
We reveal The Perigon at Miami Beach, designed by OMA, with interiors by Tara Bernerd and landscapes by Gustafson Porter + Bowman
Sea, sand, and blue skies are a big part of Miami’s timeless identity, which is also dotted with copious amounts of smart, contemporary architecture. The Perigon in Miami Beach, one of Miami’s newest residential projects, brings it all together, being beautifully positioned on the shoreline of Mid Beach, on a quiet stretch between Indian Creek and the Atlantic Ocean. Fluid and light, the project was designed by renowned international architecture studio OMA, with interiors by Tara Bernerd and green grounds by landscape experts Gustafson Porter + Bowman. And this week, the development’s design is revealed as residential sales kick off.
Spanning 17 floors and comprising 82 residences (between two and four bedrooms each), the compact tower is bathed in light and feels intrinsically connected to nature, engulfed in water and greenery. Common areas with deckchairs, a swimming pool and green spaces are complemented by large openings in each apartment so that the resident feels at every turn in harmony with the serene context.
“The Perigon’s beautiful beachfront location provided Gustafson Porter + Bowman with their first opportunity to design a landscaping project in Miami and Florida. The landscaped gardens will reflect the rich diversity of Florida flora, in a sequence of garden rooms that connect to the elegant interiors of Perigon. The gardens offer beautiful ocean views and are often accompanied by linear water features, filled with aquatic plants, [and bringing] the sound of falling water; [they] reflect the curved and angular forms of the building,” explains Neil Porter, director of the landscape architecture studio.
The design of the project was composed to embrace the Miami Beach outdoor lifestyle. “Miami Beach combines natural beauty with urban density – Collins Avenue is sometimes a walled fortress blocking the city from its best feature. We have tried to have our building touch the ground as lightly as possible, opening up views of the ocean and sky from within the site and beyond. The elevated ends of the tower and the liberated ground plane below, with rich landscaping by Gustafson Porter + Bowman, are an open invitation and a place of respite,” says OMA Lead Partner Jason Long.
Long continues, “The location on one of the thinnest stretches of the island posed a rare opportunity to engage two different waterfronts and the Miami skyline. A simple rectangular tower would have been a visual straight jacket, so we composed the building as a set of clustered towers, strategically rotated to maximize views and opportunities for unique layouts within. Zigzag floor plans with elongated units and the overall generosity of space create a comfortable domestic interior that combines both panoramic views and seclusion, if required.
Construction is expected to be completed in 2025. §