Monad Terrace on Miami Beach

Ateliers Jean Nouvel’s Monad Terrace on Miami Beach embraces stunning design ideas, from glass-rich towers with floor to ceiling windows that offer breathtaking ocean and downtown Miami views. Developed by JDS Development Group, the luxury condominium project is elevated 11.5 feet above the city’s updated flood level and embraces flood-resilient features throughout the design. Monad Terrace includes innovative climbing gardens, honeycomb glass screens, custom kitchens and baths, and strategic layouts to maximize both views and privacy. The 59 waterfront residences range from 2,027 to 13,922 square feet.

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Monad Terrace at 1300 Monad Terrace

Miami’s luxury towers rising up against climate change

Although construction of Monad Terrace has only just begun, the sales gallery for the 59-unit Miami Beach luxury condominium is now in full operation. Located on the ground floor of an office building not far from the new development’s construction site, the sales gallery consists of a model residence to give buyers a feel for what an apartment at Monad Terrace would look like. Monad Terrace is thoughtfully designed for resilience. The parking garage, placed on the ground level, allows the structure’s living spaces to rise above levels previously impacted by some of the most destructive storm surges. The glass and metal supports are also strong enough to withstand a Category 5 hurricane, and in the case that the garage does flood, pumps will remove the water. With the increasing threat of floods due to climate change, the Miami metropolitan area is in need of solutions. Monad Terrace, with its resilient structure, will set the example for future climate resilient buildings.

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Miami Beach luxury towers aim to be the future of climate resilience

The sales gallery for Monad Terrace, a 59-unit luxury condo in Miami Beach, is now in full operation. To get an idea of what it would be like to live in one of Monad’s luxury residences, potential buyers can tour the sales gallery that showcases a model apartment. As Kobi Karp, the architect on-record, explains, Monad Terrace is a structure designed for resilience. The parking garage, placed on the ground level, allows the lobby and thus the living spaces to rise 11.5 feet above sea level. In addition to this, the glass and metal are strong enough to withstand a Category 5 storm, and in the case that it does flood, the garage has pumps to remove any water. Urban reservoirs, modifications to older buildings, raising residential homes, and watertight envelopes are all other methods that increase resilience. Although it seems that the design for Monad Terrace is excessively precautious, it is probable that similar storm proof towers will become the norm in 30 to 40 years.

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Are Miami Beach’s Luxury Towers the Future of Climate Resilience?

In a location prone to storms and flooding, JDS Development Group’s luxury condominium project Monad Terrace in South Beach, may serve as a template for resilient design. Designed by Ateliers Jean Nouvel, Monad Terrace includes 59 residences housed within a structure lift4ed 11.5 feet above sea level to anticipate climate realities and storm surges. Glass and metal supports are strong enough to withstand a Category 5 storm. The belowground parking garage includes pumps in the event of flooding. “Every progressive architect today looks at [climate change] as an opportunity to create a statement and a solution,” says Kobi Karp, the architect of record on the project. Near the waterfront site, the sales gallery re-creates the experience of Monad Terrace through a model apartment with rich marbles, an open kitchen, and glass bedroom. Prices range from $1.7 million to $12 million dollars. Monad Terrace goes above and beyond the current, city-mandated flood fortifications, pointing to the future of climate resilience.

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If you party, will they come?

Groundbreakings for residential new development projects in Miami Beach have becoming increasingly important signals to buyers that a project is moving forward with construction. In October 2017, the developer of Monad Terrace—JDS Development Group—held a presentation of the 59-unit project at the sales gallery, followed by a marching band parade that led attendees towards the South Beach site, where a crane broke ground accompanied by fireworks. Monad Terrace received $62.5 million dollars in construction financing from Vanbarton Group. Designed by Ateliers Jean Nouvel, Monad Terrace presents 59 luxury waterfront condominium residences on Biscayne Bay in South Beach.

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Miami Marvels: Top international architects are heating up South Florida’s largest cityscape

Ateliers Jean Nouvel’s Monad Terrace in South Beach, Miami presents 59 luxury residences for sale, starting at $1.7 million. Developed by JDS Development Group, Monad Terrace features a unique sawtooth façade, water garden, or “reflection machine,” and full suite of amenities, altogether creating a unique new residential building heating up South Florida’s cityscape.

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Monad Terrace at 1300 Monad Terrace

The Louvre Abu Dhabi, 53W53, and Monad Terrace: Jean Nouvel on Starting over from Zero

Jean Nouvel is the Pritzker Prize winning French architect behind man of the world’s most iconic contemporary buildings, including the Louvre Abu Dahbi, the Cartier Foundation, and Torre Agbar. In an interview during Art Basel, 2016, Whitewall met with Nouvel to discuss Monad Terrace, the architect’s first building in South Beach, developed by JDS Development Group. Nouvel dubs Monad Terrace “the reflection machine,” playing on Miami’s identity and climate of light and sea. Nouvel used water as a mirror to reflect light, which is further reflected on the honeycomb facades. This is paired with vegetation and gracious, unique residences that relate to the lagoon and the water beyond. Nouvel explains, “the ambition is for architecture to always be a gift.”

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New Images of Jean Nouvel’s Monad Terrace As Work Gets Underway in Miami Beach

Construction is underway for Monad Terrace, a luxury condominium project in South Beach, Miami, designed by Ateliers Jean Nouvel. Michael Stern, founder and managing partner of JDS Development Group, stated, “Monad terrace innovates while integrating seamlessly into the context of Miami Beach. “Its thoughtful design serves as an exemplar for how we should be building and developing coastal cities. Without compromising aesthetics, this project brings the ingenuity and design that is entirely appropriate to this environment. This is an important project for Miami Beach, and I am proud that JDS is leading the way.”
The residences at Monad Terrace range from two to five bedrooms , each with generous indoor and outdoor living space. Amenities include a sun deck with a 116-foot swimming pool and hot tub overlooking Biscayne Bay, a wellness center, valet parking, a café and juice bar, , bicycle and water sports storage room, and an in-house concierge. Four penthouse residences include private pools on roof decks. The project expected to go vertical by March 2018, and the project should be completed by the third quarter of 2019.

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South Beach’s Monad Terrace secures $62.5M in construction financing: Expected to go vertical in March

JDS Development Group has announced that their luxury condominium project Monad Terrace in Miami Beach has secured $62.5 million dollars in construction financing. The construction of Monad Terrace is well underway with the foundation soil mixing nearing completion. Vertical construction will begin in 2018. Monad Terrace was designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Jean Nouvel in collaboration with Miami-based architect Kobi Karp. According to Curbed, “Monad Terrace is unquestionably among the most innovative projects in Miami’s condo pipeline.” The project was designed with climate resilience in mind and will be the first new construction project in Miami Beach built at 14 feet above sea level, exceeding the city’s new requirements.

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Monad Terrace Plans VIP Groundbreaking Ceremony and Secures $62.5M Construction Loan

Developer JDS Development Group has announced a VIP Groundbreaking Ceremony for Monad Terrace October 25th, 2017. Foundation soil mixing began several months ago, whereby cement is mixed with soil and injected into the ground in order to create a solid, waterproof foundation. The Groundbreaking Ceremony coincides with the developer announcing that it has secured $62.5 Million in construction financing for the 59 luxury condominium residences in South Beach.

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