Aman Miami Beach Submits Proposal For Ultra-Luxury Tower Designed By Tokyo Olympic Stadium Designer Kengo Kuma

Aman Hotels is proposing to build a residential tower in Miami Beach designed by famed Japanese architect Kengo Kuma.

Aman is also renovating the Versailles building next door into a new luxury hotel. Earlier this week, the Miami Beach’s Historic Preservation Board approved plans for the renovation.

The new residential building is set for review by on February 9.

Aman is sparing no expense on the new buildings.

The developer said they will spend $4.8 million per room for the 56 rooms it will renovate at the Versailles Hotel tower, according to reMiamiBeach.

Aman has also resolved a dispute with condo owners at neighboring Faena over the height of the building, the website reported.

They will also be building a subterranean parking garage on the oceanfront property, which is much more expensive than an above ground garage.

Kuma designed the New National Stadium in Tokyo for the 2020 Summer Olympics.

In a letter, Kuma wrote that his inspiration for the new tower came from Roy France, who designed many of the buildings in the area.

Revuelta is the local architect of record.

 

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Anonymous
6 days ago

Excellent development for that lot, in that location.

Anonymous
4 days ago

Times sure have changed for that area. I remember as a kid visiting my great grandma in this exact area (in a building that is long gone) when she would come down for the winter back in the 1980s. Back then it was a collection of faded hotels that had seen better days, just a cheap place for old blue hairs to winter.

Optimist
3 days ago

It’s beautiful. Restores an old landmark and builds a new one at the same time.

Anonymous
6 days ago

WOW, almost $5 million per hotel room.

Anonymous
4 days ago

Crazy. Specially when you think the ceiling height has to be kept (those hotels have ver low ceiling heights). $5M in this, It’s like a senior person that wants to be eighteen again. City should allowed something brand new. Aman has some of the most beautiful properties in the world.

Anonymous
6 days ago

Kengo Kuma is an absolute Master.

Anonymous
5 days ago

Overrated, especially when his stadium is such a bore compared to the other proposals after Hadid’s one backfired.

Anonymous
5 days ago

Architecture is not just the shape, its the function, cost ,effect on outer and inner space, while considering the culture of the land.
not just dominate it blindly for a great looking design.
I agree zaha’s design was amazing ,it just wasn’t as considerate as his design of the surrounding and over all principles of architecture.

Anonymous
5 days ago

Zaha’s design for the Olympic stadium was a very egoistic monstrosity of her repetitive design. I am glad that the Japanese came to their senses and choose a design which represents their culture.

Roberto
6 days ago

Although not my cup of tea. Any development in that area is nice. It has been a construction site for the longest.

Anonymous
6 days ago

Cute 🙂

Anonymous G
6 days ago

I’m mainly excited for the new residences coming in! Very happy about that. The residence and reno of the existing building will help that area out a lot.

Laura Martinez @yhceinc
2 hours ago

Totally agree! This will be a great improvement for the area!

Anonymous
5 days ago

Bro, like super sick bro. miami winning bro

Anonymous
5 days ago

Aman is a great addition to South Florida. Their properties around the world are magnificent. Check out Amangiri at Canyon Point. One of the best resorts I have ever stayed in.

Anonymous
5 days ago

that area is looking nice with new and remodeled buildings

Anonymous
5 days ago

Are they looking for a GC?? 😉

Anonymous G
5 days ago

I think they are going to use the GC that’s building 830 and Missoni.

Anonymous
5 days ago

That’s an absurd amount of money for such a small building. $5M per key!? For a starchitect the design isn’t that impressive. Revuelta has pretty good design in house

Anonymous
5 days ago

Not sure I understand the lobby.

Vertical Slat-like architectural elements – how to keep clean?

No Name, Miami Native
5 days ago

This article is misleading. What was approved was the historical building restoration to a hotel (Versailles) , not the condo building proposed. Actually, the HPB board rejected the condo building and asked them to come back and present again, it was too Japanese for them and didn’t fit Miami.

All Miami Beach seems to build is million dollar real estate. What will happen when all the small businesses are priced off the beach. Another corporate soulless destination… Miami used to be special.

Anonymous
4 days ago

Not sure why the City insist on keeping the Versailles structure. I understand that we want to keep the ArtDeco flair, in any event, that structure could be replaced with something brand new, much nicer. It’s a beautiful site that deserves a brand new, ultra high end structure. Aman has some of the most beautiful hotels in the world. Check their website. Miami Beach outgrew that old structure long time ago.

Anonymous
6 days ago

Ugly

Anonymous
6 days ago

Boring structure

Anonymous
6 days ago

Boring taste of architecture.