Arte At The Beach: Antonio Citterio To Design First Building In US

BY Pooja Bhatia / Jul 30 2017 / 14:12 PM

The renowned Italian architect is designing a luxury oceanfront development on the Miami shoreline

Arte At The Beach: Antonio Citterio To Design First Building In US
Designs showing both the front and back facade of the structure
Arte At The Beach: Antonio Citterio To Design First Building In US
The pool area

Italian architect Antonio Citterio’s latest project is set to occupy an acre on the Miami beachfront in Surfside. Spanning a luxurious 170,000 square feet, Arte by Antonio Citterio is made by the architect’s firm Citterio-Viel & Partners, which boasts an impressive résumé with structures such as the Bulgari Hotels in Dubai, London, Milan and Bali, and the Mandarin Oriental in Milan as part of their previous projects.

With a rise on the number of luxury condominiums in Surfside, Arte is determined not to offer anything less than the best as it features an expansive range of luxurious amenities, including indoor and outdoor pools, spa, fitness room, tennis court and golf simulator, and a clubhouse. However, Arte aims to create an elevated atmosphere of relaxation, and thus commissioned celebrated landscape designer Enzo Enea to create the beautifully balanced landscaping around the property. Enea is known to create spaces that exude a sense of intimacy and stability, and has worked on several luxurious projects both in Miami and internationally, including Zaha Hadid’s One Thousand Museum as well as the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre. For Arte, Enea has created common gardens that are an extension of the spa facilities at beach level, and has balanced the interior and exterior spaces of the building by doing so.

Prominent American artist Robert Indiana also plays a role in this development. Indiana’s iconic LOVE series has been reproduced all over the world, and Arte features one of his ‘ART’ sculptures in front of the building site. The aluminium sculpture is part of a series that was conceived in 1972, and brings together language and colour to create a striking piece that complements Arte’s contemporary structure.

The building’s design pays homage to the 1930’s modern style. Citterio surrounds the building with expansive terraces that challenges the interior spaces and are designed for outdoor living, giving the residents an opportunity to have both their dream indoor and outdoor spaces within one home. The privacy of these balconies belies their sheer size and adds a remarkable value to the residences. The building’s exterior was designed to keep the blazing Miami sunshine in mind; Roman travertine and oak wood have been used as they not only reflect the sunshine but also achieve patina and character over time. The neutral tones are contrasted with elements of brass that add more of an industrial-chic appeal to the cool luxury of the residence.

Despite its extraordinary size, Arte certainly won’t be an isolated residence. The exclusive neighbourhood of Surfside has made headlines for attracting renowned architects including Richard Meier and Renzo Piano, who have already designed projects in the area. Arte is now under construction and slated for completion in 2018.

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