Zaha Hadid's One Thousand Museum in Miami features rooftop helipad and aquatic center

Zaha Hadid’s recently completed Miami skyscraper One Thousand Museum by Zaha Hadid – one of the late architect’s last buildings – is revealed in this movie and photography.

Completed late last year, One Thousand Museum is a 62-storey residential skyscraper located on Biscayne Boulevard, among a row of towers opposite Museum Park in Downtown Miami.

It rises 700 feet (210 metres) high and has glass facades encased by a curvaceous “exoskeleton” that comprises 5,000 pieces of lightweight glass-fibre-reinforced concrete. The exterior formwork curves at the corners of the building to form balconies for residences on the lower levels, and then traces sinuous lines higher up to tuck the terraces.

While the curvaceous forms are typical of Hadid’s style, the firm devised the exterior to respond to the climate conditions of Miami, which is prone to hurricanes.

At the base, these structures widen and splay out to form “rigid tubes”  that are “highly resistant”  demanding wind loads, according to the firm.

“The design expresses a fluidity that is both structural and architectural,” said Zaha Hadid Architects project director Chris Lepine.

“What you see is literally structure getting thicker and thinner, as needed,” he added. “There’s a continuity between the disciplines, between the architecture and engineering.”

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