Contractor Hired At Kengo Kuma’s Aman Hotel In Miami Beach

A construction contractor announced that it has been selected to begin work at the Aman Miami Beach Hotel & Residences.

Suffolk Construction, one of the largest contractors in Florida, said it was selected to begin early site work.

Construction has been underway since June, Suffolk said.

The early site work involves the removal of existing, augercast piles and sheet piling, the design and installation of temporary shoring and steel bracing to support the existing facade and a repair of the existing exterior concrete masonry unit walls.

Famed Japanese architect Kengo Kuma is designing the new 18-story residential tower, which will sit next to the renovated hotel building. An underground parking garage is being built.

Aman has said it will spend $4.8 million per room for the 56 rooms it will renovate at the historic 14-story Versailles Hotel tower, making it ultra-luxury. Design architect Denniston is overseeing the renovation.

Revuelta is the architect of record.

Suffolk’s other projects in the area include PortMiami Terminal V for Virgin Voyages, the Ritz-Carlton Residences, and The Estates at Acqualina.

OKO Group is the developer.

 

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Anonymous
23 days ago

Beautiful addition to Miami Beach waterfront. This is a great area

Anon
23 days ago

All the thin vertical lines distract from the design

Anonymous
23 days ago

Spending $4.8M Per room? That must be blended average including circulation, BOH, amenities, lobbies etc as well right? Wow, this is going to be impressive.

Anonymous
23 days ago

I love this project. World class.

Not Anonymous
23 days ago

Beautiful building, but horrible choice of paint. It looks like it used to be white but was stained vigorously. Cool how the bottom of it is kind of floating.

Anonymous
23 days ago

I think it’s supposed to look woody. Kuma has this thing for making buildings looks like they were made from the tables at an Apple Store and acts like it’s sooo Japanese when it’s not at all.

Anonymous
23 days ago

Great project

Melo, the true giga chad
23 days ago

wait what in the world is going on here? he’s spending $268 million renovating the old building, plus he’s making a new one?

Anonymous
23 days ago

Awesome, miami. Each is kicking miami.

Anonymous
23 days ago

Miami Beach is kicking miami

Anonymous
23 days ago

Color is so off with the community vibe. This would have gone well with the old colors that were used in the 80’s.

Anonymous
23 days ago

Better than turd earth tones from the 2000-oughts, or gunmetal grey from the 2010.

anonymous
22 days ago

Why is the building on stilts?

Anaonym
21 days ago

Just wonder how the OKO guy always gets these properties. lOL

Ananym
21 days ago

Awesome I love OKO, I love the project and Miami beach. It’s so wonderful here

anonymous
23 days ago

Shame this building is completely overpowering the historic Versailles hotel. #outofscale

Anon
23 days ago

No, it’s not

Anonymous
23 days ago

I liked the previous Faena proposal better, but either look separate from the Versailles anyway.

Anonymous
23 days ago

I think should have simply flipped the building and have it angle towards the Versailles. It would definitely showcase the Versailles better

Anonymous
22 days ago

^^people want to see the ocean, not the hotel next door

Ananym
21 days ago

No the developer is very carefully building and it will just look perfect. I know him