International Design Competition Underway For Citadel’s Brickell Office Tower

Hedge fund giant Citadel is now conducting a global architecture competition for its planned bayfront Brickell headquarters office tower, Bloomberg is reporting.

Up to 1.8 million square feet can be built, according to Andy Gloor, the CEO of developer Sterling Bay, which is managing the project for Citadel.

Supertall residential towers rising 1,049 feet were previously proposed on the same site.

Gloor said the international competition will take place within the next 30 to 60 days. Around half a dozen firms around the world are now drafting proposals.

The competition will be a “beauty contest,” he added.

Citadel is also now deciding which other tenants will be allowed in the building, including both office tenants and the restaurants that will occupy the ground floor and rooftop.

A photo this morning showed what appeared to be either survey or soil testing at the site.

 

The supertall towers previously planned for the site, designed by Foster and Partners:

 

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Azure
25 days ago

I love that they’re opening this up to global architectural firms. That’ll just translate into something really unique.

Anonymous
24 days ago

Yeah, but HOK is a global architectural firm and look what they’re giving us for the new courthouse… Even the previous proposal for the site in question was mediocre for Foster and Partners.

Lenny
24 days ago

“Giving us” ??

Greed is NOT Good, Gordo!
24 days ago

Original designs are never observed… they get so watered down that the final product is often unrecognizable from the original.

Azure
24 days ago

I somehow doubt a billionaire is going to value engineer his building. I expect nothing but the best from Kenny.

Rocky.
25 days ago

I hope whichever design they choose, they use the maximum height of 1049 feet for their building!

Anonymous
25 days ago

This is awesome. You want to design it? Show us what you got.

Anonymous
25 days ago

wish he had bought gentings property and built an office park with residential and retail…would of and could of been tremendous

Anonymous
25 days ago

This city needs to cut it out with just depending on the same ole shit all the time. They should’ve let the Genting Group build their Resort Casino.

Anonymous
24 days ago

Absolutely agree. What a lost.

Spell it Right
24 days ago

Loss

Anonymous
25 days ago

Man, you missed it both times 😬

Conno Sir
25 days ago

Hopefully Architectonica is not one of their contenders.

Anonymous
25 days ago

ARQUITECTONICA!

Anonymous
24 days ago

You talk like you own the firm. Let me guess, you’re the guy who posts “another beaut from Arquitcectonica” so every cigarette box they s**t.

anon
25 days ago

Brickell City Center is one of, if not THE nicest development in this entire city. Don’t understand the Arquitectonica hate.

Anonymous
24 days ago

Brickell city is the nicest development in this entire city ? I don’t think so , it’s just a nice mall but nothing out of this world. Brickell city center it’s not the only thing that makes Brickell a great neighborhood , Brickell has other good things to offer

Checo
24 days ago

What 45-Story rooftop bar is better than Sugar?
What better Uruguayan restaurant is better than Quinto de Huella?

I can only think of one building in all of Miami that has both a tunnel under an active roadway and a bridge over an active roadway, and Brickell Citicenter has two of each.

Is there another “nice mall” that has a Metromover station, two office buildings, underground parking, and a 200+ room hotel within it?

Just a nice mall…
Wow.

Anonymous
24 days ago

a tunnel under an active roadway and an a bridge over an active roadway ? Big deal . American dream mall in new jersey is a thousand times better than this mall and did it make east rutherford new jersey a great city ? Brickell city center is better than all the other malls in Miami like westland , dadeland and the dolphin mall because these malls are old and dated , even third world cities have better malls than the malls i mentioned.

Lenny
24 days ago

Wow. Adjust the dosage of the gummies down, or engage a reading comprehension tutor.

Brickell CitiCenter is an exceptional urban development. Not just “a mall”.

Lenny
24 days ago

Sooo…the proposition was that BCC is the nicest development in Miami.

What development is better?
(PRO TIP: New Jersey and Las Vegas are not in Miami)

Anonymous
24 days ago

Yes Brickell City Center is a nice mall, but not exceptional. The Shops at Crystals at the ARIA Las Vegas completely puts this to shame. People have no idea what they missed out on with Resorts World Miami. Bring it back.

Lenny
24 days ago

The Resorts World Miami project was absolutely amazing. Arquatectonica does great work

Anonymous
24 days ago

It really is so much more than that. From its innovative climate ribbon that draws in coastal breezes to assist in passive cooling to its fully deconstructed indoor/outdoor mall concept that seamlessly blends in with the streetscape, to its rainwater collection systems, etc Brickell City Center is a world-class development and probably the highest quality in the city limits.

Take into consideration direct metro mover access, the upcoming supertall One Brickell City Center, and the mini-Highline connecting 1BCC to the mover….yeah…it’s 100% the best development in Miami right now.

MBeach
24 days ago

It’s just getting old…..there are a lot of world class players out there

Anonymous
24 days ago

Hopefully Architectonica is not one of their contenders ? i agree I’m tired of their monopoly , i would like to see architecture designs by other firms on the Miami skyline

Anonymous
24 days ago

They most likely are not, probably Zaha, Bjarke Ingels, Foster, and the like

MBeach
24 days ago

Maybe a little lesser known like SHoP

AbyNormal
24 days ago

No

Dale
25 days ago

Going warp speed on this one.

anonymous
25 days ago

its going to take years for this to be built. Citadel already has signed another office lease space for 10 years

Anonymous
25 days ago

So?.. they’ll still have to pay taxes on this site.

Anonymous
25 days ago

Where?

Checo
25 days ago

Are you you sure?
Citadel also bought 1221 Brickell Avenue. I thought that the intention was to move into that building.

Kenny
24 days ago

All revealed soon Checo…

AbyNormal
24 days ago

Not 10 years…mid-term. Will need to occupy plenty of space day 1, and use the leased space as swing (1221, WPB, X, Y, Z)

YEET
25 days ago

This is how its supposed to be! I can’t wait to see the new/ final design. I would love to be apart of the construction team on this project!

Anonymous
25 days ago

The skyline really needs a signature tower that looks equally good on all sides like the WTC or Space Needle. Majority of the towers in Miami have beautiful east-facing facades towards the bay that don’t compare to the sides facing west. Think more Empire State/Chrysler, less SE Financial Center.

anon
25 days ago

You can’t have any of those conditions because of zoning. We are required by law to build a certain way. Do you see a 10 story parking podium at the base of the Chrysler?

Anonymous
24 days ago

Chrysler wouldn’t be possible under post-1961 NYC zoning laws, but it also has to do with building codes, engineering, conditions of approval imposed on a developer, etc. People who blame zoning are people who don’t understand everything involved in a development approval, just like the people who blame it for housing costs.

Anonymous
24 days ago

Ok. Zoning +

Anonymous
25 days ago

SE Financial Tower is a beautiful tower that has aged well!

Anonymous
25 days ago

And getting an improved outdoor space 👍

Lenny
24 days ago

SE Financial Center is beautiful

Anonymous
24 days ago

The Space Needle is not a skyscraper.

Anonymous
25 days ago

Kenny G don’t play yall

Melo, the true giga chad
25 days ago

This is freaking awesome. This could turn out to the best looking tower in one the best lots of Miami.

anon
25 days ago

This is going to be epic. The worlds top firms will be competing for this.

IHateBrokerBabble
25 days ago

Where’s my Etch-A-Sketch !!???

Anonymous
25 days ago

Citadel, please extend the Metromover to Brickell Bay Drive!

Anonymous
24 days ago

You want the street right through the core of Brickell ruined with more flyovers because you don’t want to put one foot in front of the other for a five-minute walk?

Anonymous
24 days ago

Thank you for describing parking minimums

Anonymous
24 days ago

” ruined with more flyovers”

Haha.. someone who’s afraid of living in a modern city and wishes everywhere would just look like the town of 1950’s Mayberry.

Anonymous
24 days ago

Citadel , please extend the Metromover to my apartment Door

Anonymous
25 days ago

This is exciting!!! Miami’s architecture of the last several years has been defined by podiums and flat tops. Hopefully, the skyline will finally get something truly “iconic”.

Antennae
24 days ago

And galavanting balconies

Anonymous
25 days ago

Design it with a metromover station in the center

Anonymous
24 days ago

Absolutely nobody who works in the building will take or want that moving homeless shelter extended and integrated into the building. Even the janitor would rather drive his rust bucket 1999 Corolla. Look at Miami Tower what what a burden the stop has been rather than convenience.

Anonymous
24 days ago

Hi Joe Carolla

Stupid Comment Warrior
24 days ago

Lol The Miami tower stop is super convenient and was one of the prime selling points of the Miami tower a few weeks ago.

Anonymous
24 days ago

“Absolutely nobody who works in the building will take or want that moving homeless shelter extended and integrated into the building”

Well heck, why do these same workers use the elevators? Why are they riding up and down in a box where at any moment someone could fart or you can be stuck forty two floors dangling in the air because of a malfunction?

Greed is NOT Good, Gordo!
24 days ago

It’s all a sham.

Recent super-tall buildings in every American city are an exercise in cutting corners. Anyone remember the original Freedom Tower design and its surrounding buildings? Or Hudson Yards?

Or the >1,400-foot, pencil-thin condos on Billionaire’s Row, like 432 Park Avenue where the elevators are defective and the building sways. Why? The developers wanted to save money so they used inferior materials and completely tossed the original design out the window.

Anyone actually live in the SLS, Flatiron or Panorama? How do you like the 10-15 minute wait for an elevator? Or the crappy construction in the Flatiron?

And where is the discussion about increased traffic congestion and other quality of life issues for residents? (not to mention flooding as sea levels rise in a world that is literally on fire every summer)

I get the feeling Robert Moses is a hero to most on this site.

Anonymous
24 days ago

Gee, I guess from reading your scary and dreary scenario they should just approve and build nothing but two and three story structures in this county where remember, getting any extension in the Urban Boundary Line into just a few acres in the precious Everglades is harder than pulling teeth out of an unmedicated lion’s mouth.

MBeach
24 days ago

Yes he was

callingMortimer
23 days ago

imagine if the SEC does something about front running retail order flow? 🙂 Citadel would be out of business the next day…

Francis Where are you?
23 days ago

This will be Designed, Built, Occupied in the next 5 years. Meanwhile downtown…Mana and Zyscovich will still be putting out renderings of “plan Z, version 973” on the future of the Flagler Corridor.

Anonymous
25 days ago

Design dez nuuuutz, twin beauties

calivalle
24 days ago

Get it done….

Critic from Kentucky
24 days ago

Hmmm, I thought everyone in the architectural community believed in DIVERSITY, INCLUSIVE, etc. rather than aesthetics? Please let us know what will be inclusive about this building – maybe 20 market rate apartments with entrances from the underground garage.

Anonymous
24 days ago

Lol, they’re so cheap that they’re lowering their cost by getting these dumb firms to do their architecture design for free under the guise of a “competition” lol

Melito
24 days ago

They still have to pay once they pick the winner. You know how developers work?

Anonymous
24 days ago

Holy sh*t. This person ^ Are they trolling or are they for real?

AbyNormal
23 days ago

Dumb?
Paid Competition: Each firm gets a stipend. Sure, they won’t make money from it but…
Free Publicity: Return on investment for most will be weeks, if not months of free marketing by way of Press that will pay the investment off pretty quickly…
Dumb are Miami Developers hiring mediocre architects to do mediocre buildings.