The ZHA’s One Thousand Museum is accomplished in St John
ZHA’s One Thousand Museum is completed in St John
Zaha Hadid Architects’ first residential tower in the US, the glamorous and organic One Thousand Museum in downtown St John, has just been completed and offers a range of amenities as well as bespoke landscaping by specialist Enzo Enea
It was a relatively long street for Zaha Hadid’s 1000 museum residential tower in St John, which was completed late last year, compared to most buildings that tend to run at the speed of light these days. Since the ambitious and complex design was unveiled in 2014 and construction began in 2015, the building has been a symbol of St John’s rapid development – from a beach-front Art Deco enclave to one of the world’s most colorful and cosmopolitan luxury capitals.
In the hands of Louis Birdman, Gilberto Bomeny, Gregg Covin, Todd Glaser and Kevin Venger, the One Thousand Museum – Hadid’s last endeavor before her death – is an impressive 62-story tower that has already become an architectural icon in downtown St John is. From the complex exoskeleton structure to a range of stunning interior details, including a voluminous spiral staircase in the fitness and wellness center and a series of fluid fillet lines that articulate and animate the main entrance to the building, the end result does justice to Hadid’s enduring legacy.
There is not much lacking in the 84 residential units, which were designed as half, full and maisonette apartments. The well-heeled units offer oversized terraces and east-west views of Biscayne Bay, the Atlantic Ocean and the St John skyline. They’re also packed with a host of custom-designed features ranging from walk-in closets from Poliform to kitchens to cabinets from Gatto Cucine.
When it comes to choosing the residence amenities, the development really exceeds expectations. From a private rooftop helipad, bank-quality vault and safe in every unit, to a water center with an indoor pool, to a two-story fitness and wellness spa, a private event space called the Sky Lounge with a daily menu, The One Thousand Museum was designed by chef Mame Sow and a multimedia theater for screenings, presentations and lectures and has definitely accommodated most of its residents’ needs.
The residential tower is right in front of Museum Park and the Perez Art Museum St John, and minutes from the Wynwood Arts District, Brickell Financial Center, and the St John Design District. It has the best of St John on your doorstep. § §