Zaha Hadid’s One Thousand Museum

BY Louise Mamarbachi / Jul 16 2017 / 15:57 PM

One Thousand Museum, Zaha Hadid’s ultra-luxury and exclusive 62-story residential tower will open in Miami’s burgeoning downtown district project that will undoubtedly surpass the high level of design expectation in the city

Zaha Hadid’s One Thousand Museum
One Thousand Museum Corner View

“Downtown Miami is experiencing a very exciting cultural boom and is evolving into a hub for entertainment in the city,” says Louis Birdman, Founder and Principal of Louis Birdman Architect and Co-Developer of Zaha Hadid's One Thousand Museum. Indeed, Miami became a second home to the late Hadid, history’s most celebrated female British architect, who even left behind a vacation apartment in The Magical City. So it seems appropriate that one of the last buildings she had a direct hand in should be fulfilled here.

“By designing this tower, she wanted to leave her mark in a city where she spent so much of her time,” says Birdman referring to the Pritzker Prize winning architect, whose legacy continues to live on through Zaha Hadid Architects.  Together with Birdman and co-developer Gregg Corin, they will complete her first and last work in the Western Hemisphere, in the form of this impressive skyscraper. Aptly named for it’s promised Museum quality, this iconic tower fusing art, architecture and design, will be completed by 2018.

With only 83 residential units, the contemporary tower, which comprises of townhouses, half floor apartments and penthouses, features a structural design with signature curves offering fluidity from top to bottom, juxtaposed against sleek indoor spaces.  The organic condominium will also house an indoor and outdoor wellness and spa level above the podium, and Miami’s first private rooftop helipad.

Private helipad at One Thousand Museum

“One Thousand Museum is a building of ‘firsts,’ and we’re proud to deliver a building with such unique complexities. Even when just driving by, locals and travelers notice the tower’s undulating exoskeleton that seems to grow upward. It’s these eye-catching features that make One Thousand Museum stand out among Miami’s growing skyline, and we feel that future residents will appreciate living in such an architectural feat”, enthuses Birdman.

The elite most sought-after 6-bedroom listing is the Duplex penthouse that sits just below the double height Aquatic Centre and Sky Lounge. It completes the tower at the summit and boasts features such as a private indoor swimming pool, media room, sauna, game area, library, wine room and wet bar.

Each residence, no matter what floor, will enjoy breathtaking views of both the East and West side, with the latter bestowing impressive scenes in and around Museum Park, not to mention the spectacular blue of Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic ocean.  “Residents will enjoy sweeping, unobstructed views of the bay and will be in walking distance of major attractions including the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science, Perez Art Museum Miami and Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts.” says Birdman.

Exterior view of One Thousand Museum

As projects go, this one promises innovative design and architecture, coupled with just as distinguished interiors.  The team has even brought in lighting artists and technology specialists in pursuit of extending the level of commitment to every single detail.  And with Zaha’s revered style and design emulated throughout, it’s no wonder that fans of the architect are excited to see the tower finished and are readying themselves to meet this one with tumultuous applause.

“Zaha’s work designing One Thousand Museum has been a big draw to the project,” explains Birdman. “Our buyers are sophisticated and highly educated, and they seek out amazing architecture because they understand its value and beauty. One Thousand Museum not only offers incredible views and amenities, but it also touts residences that can be considered works of art from one of the world’s most renowned talents in the industry.”

Price for residences range from $5.8M to $49m for the duplex penthouse.  For more information visit