Is Norman Foster Designing The 1,049-Foot Supertall At 1201 Brickell Bay Drive?

Will the 1,049-foot tower planned at 1201 Brickell Bay Drive be designed by Pritzker Prize winning architect Norman Foster?

Yesterday, a TNM article that included a rendering of the old Villa Magna project once planned for the site prompted this anonymous comment:

That is an old design. The new design by Foster and Partners is much more architecturally appealing.

There is evidence that Foster and Partners is working on the project. A Linkedin profile of an architectural assistant there includes the following job responsibility:

Project: High-end Luxury Apartment Block- 1201 Brickell Bay Drive (Miami, USA)

Work Stages: Concept Design, Scheme Design

(For clarification, the anonymous commenter is most likely not the same person as the Linkedin profile.)

 

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Anonymous
5 years ago

Nice investigative work TNM!!

Anonymous
5 years ago

Foster and Partners is not “designing” this tower. Foster and Partners have already “designed” the tower. 100%

MrDreTheOne
5 years ago

A Foster and Partners 1,049ft tower on the water and visible from top to bottom from all bay angles has to be stunning.

Alpina
5 years ago

now I am officially interested on this project….

Anonymous
5 years ago

Can’t wait for the design picture. Foster is a great architect.

Anonymous
5 years ago

Foster, this is your opportunity to make your iconic signature building in Miami. Go for it!!!!!

marc
5 years ago

Well, well, well!

Anonymous
5 years ago

I know this to be correct as well.
I have not seen the design but was told it is quite impressive and quote, crazy looking. But I am also told Tibor Hollo is looking for more developers to invest in the project with him and that their has been limited interest.
It probably wont begin construction anytime to soon.

aceraroja
5 years ago

We need more “crazy” buildings here. Not boring stucco hunks or yawn-provoking simple glass swoops, but really interesting, awe-inspiring, colorful buildings. I like Foster and hope something good emerges from this.

Jack Flash
5 years ago

So which is first? One Bayfront Plaza or 1201 Brockell Bay Drive?

suomynona
5 years ago

A nice opportunity for the Bay Walk.

Anonymous
3 years ago

When this project will start?

Anonymous
3 years ago

When this tower will be built?

Anon-e-mouse
5 years ago

Fyi to nextmiami, before giving the linked in profile of a person who posted anonymously maybe you guys might want to take a minute a consider what might happen. Clients and architects have an agreement to mention certain information because it could have a financial impact. That being said this person should also be careful in being so detailed about what projects are being listed on a professional public website. This person might loose their job. There was no reason to give out personal information when non was provided regardless of that person’s own error. Just saying.

Anonymous
5 years ago

What are you talking about… Linkedin is a public website. Once it’s posted there, sites like TNM should and must publicize the news. If the project is top secret, that employee from Foster should know better. TNM doesn’t have to wait until another website gets the exclusivity when the news is already public.