Plans have been revealed for an office and retail complex in the Design District called Parterre 42.
Parterre 42 will feature an innovative biophilic design that turns the building inside out and makes occupants feel that they are working in nature, the developer said.
Occupants will also be breathing outdoor air even when inside, thanks to a Dedicated Outdoor Air System designed to deliver fresh air indoors.
There will also be massive functional outdoor spaces totaling 80,000 square feet “overflowing with lush greenery.”
The building design “eschews the expected glass and steel facade of a typical office development, instead delivering a beautiful cascading garden befitting of the architecturally-rich location and bringing huge benefits of wellness and expansive outdoor space to tenants,” a press release said.
The total project size is 500,000 square feet, with a development value of $300 million. An entire city block will be occupied, bounded by NE 42nd and 43rd Streets, between NE 2nd and 4th Aves.
The 320,000 square feet of office will have 13-foot ceiling heights and one of the largest floor plates in Miami.
COOKFOX Architects of New York is designing the project.
Helm Equities, an affiliate of New York-based JEMB Realty Corporation, is the developer.