MIAMI, FL - ZOM, a leading luxury multifamily real estate developer, and its joint venture partner, an affiliate of AIG Global Real Estate, the real estate arm of insurer AIG, started construction on SOLITAIR, a 438-unit, 50-story luxury highrise in the heart of the flourishing Brickell neighborhood, a block between Brickell City Centre and Mary Brickell Village at 86 SW 8th Street. Balfour Beatty Construction, LLC is the general contractor. Construction financing was provided by JPMorgan Chase and HSBC Bank USA.
This iconic tower was designed by ADD Inc, now with Stantec and is directly across the street from a primary pedestrian entrance into Brickell City Centre. Solitair residents will have an extraordinary covered walkway to Metro service, providing an unparalleled convenience to shopping, dining and entertainment. The site’s walkability, already significant with a Walk Score of 97, will only be enhanced further as other planned projects in the immediate area come to fruition.
The building’s architecture distinguishes itself with serrated balconies inspired by the majestic Majule palm tree.
The overall vision for the interior design was to seamlessly draw from Solitair’s architectural concept. Designed with urban, cool neutral materials, the interior serves as a gallery and backdrop for bold, artistic elements and reflects the sophisticated, modern living that Solitair provides.
“ZOM wanted us to design a truly distinctive building that would integrate well with the ever-evolving Brickell landscape, which it will help define. Solitair will make a bold visual statement on the inside and out,” said architect Jonathan Cardello, Senior Principal, ADD Inc, now with Stantec.
With sweeping views of the downtown Miami and Brickell skyline as well as Biscayne Bay, Miami Beach and beyond, Solitair was created with environmental concerns in mind. The building’s design and orientation avoids direct sunlight and solar radiation. Interior materials, such as paint, carpets, adhesives and sealants will be low emitting to maintain optimum indoor air. Green features, such as low VOC paints, recycled glass, wood and quartz will be used throughout the interior of the building.
“Solitair will offer an unmatched level of quality and design when compared to the existing multifamily rental options within the market” said Greg West, ZOM’s Chief Development Officer. “Together with our partner AIG, we recognize the growing importance and value of meeting customers’ demands for developing buildings which encourage active lifestyles.”