Massing Study Released For Equinox Hotel & Condos, Designed By Frank Gehry

Representatives of Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross have released new details and a massing study of a luxury hotel and condo project, according to Miami Herald reporter Martin Vassolo.

The project is planned to have two separate towers rising as tall as 375 feet, if voters approve a height and density increase.

The hotel brand will be Equinox, with about 175 rooms in the shorter tower. In the taller tower, around 150 condo units are planned.

A landscaped area “like a park” is planned between the two towers.

The Deauville Resort is being demolished to make way for the new towers.

In addition, a property that is currently a parking garage at 6625 Indian Creek Drive is also part of the development plans.

The Miami Beach Land Use and Sustainability Committee voted in favor of moving forward with a proposed zoning amendment needed for the project at a meeting last week.

 

Ross said Gehry’s design is unlikely to look as square as what is shown in the massing study below:

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Urbanist
6 months ago

We can’t and should not maintain every old crappy building that exists in Miami Beach.

We can create clear-cut architectural standards to be followed, like Coral Gables, that does not leave every design up to a crazy board of old people with free time that deny everything to justify the existence of their silly board.

Anon
6 months ago

Well said.

Vote Yes!
6 months ago

Well said. Enough is enough!

Anne A.
6 months ago

Grandmas and grandpas are outwitting you from enacting clear-cut architectural standards? Don’t blame the winners in that debate – learn from them. Just do it before you get too old yourself and someone gets the bright idea to blame your age for the wins. I’m rooting for ya.

Anonymous
6 months ago

lol…

Spell it Right
6 months ago

Please bring more starchitects to Miami. We need help, creativity and variety

SkidroweDC
6 months ago

Although I’m more than fine with demolishing and replacing the Deauville, Coral Gables is an odd precedent to cite. The architecture of most of its new buildings in The Gables just isn’t good: for all the design review, you get horrible proportions and cheesy ornamentation. Design review is only as good as those empowered to review.

Truth Matters
6 months ago

Please change that “cheesy” adjective. This is Miami.
Who talks like that here?

Anonymous
6 months ago

Demolish them or turn them into something useful like a CVS while preserving the art deco even if it’s new construction, that’s the way to do it that makes financial sense. The tourists don’t even care nor know what’s historical

Anonymous
6 months ago

Great project. Replaces a hotel that prior owners let become an eyesore and a detriment to the neighborhood.

Anonymous
6 months ago

If it was genuinely historic, not an argument, but considering it wasn’t…

anon
6 months ago

STFUUUUUU I’m going to have to rejoin Equinox now

Jesus
6 months ago

Bring it on

Anonymous
6 months ago

Yes! perfect. This will look amazing

Rigo
6 months ago

As a resident of north beach, I truly hope this moves forward and isn’t held up indefinitely in typical Miami Beach fashion.

Vote Yes!
6 months ago

The problem is created by unelected bureaucrats, like the ones who make up the Historic Preservation Board. Some of those self-centered people are there to hear themselves talk. They obstruct progress and want our city to stay the way looked back in the 40’s and 50’s.

Anonymous
6 months ago

I hope Frank Gehry already gave them the design because by the average pace at which they complete a study in Miami is long enough to all but guarantee Gehry’s passing by the end of that study. Isn’t that guy like a century old or something crazy like that by now? His famous work was from like the 1950s so he must be around that age at best

Anonymous
6 months ago

Well he got his start more less in the 50s but the work that really put him on the map came a couple decades into his career. Either way, you’re right, he must be around 100 years old, I’ll admit that I hadn’t even realized he way still alive, I thought he had passed a while ago?

Anonymous
6 months ago

For decisions this important they should actually study the study just to be sure

BB1
6 months ago

I had to look up what ‘massing study’ was. I think this will definitely be an improvement over what was there.

Anonymous
6 months ago

Frank Gehry Winning.

Let 's do it.
6 months ago

This will be great for North Beach, and will compete directly with other hotels like Carillon and Four Seasons Surfside. It will also add and Equinox between the Aventura and South beach locations.

Anonymous
6 months ago

I think that a few people on this thread are confusing Frank Gehry with Frank Lloyd Wright. Frank Lloyd Wright is the architect who died decades ago while Frank Gehry is the guy involved in this article who’s pretty much on death’s door but not dead yet

Anonymous
6 months ago

Their architectural styles are vastly different, one is more minimalist though sometimes with a brutalist edge whereas the other is all in on Art Deco. Totally different

latin arch lover
6 months ago

completely wrong on all accounts. FLW Art Deco?!?! Ghery Brutalist?!?! you should be banned from posting on architecture ever again!

Anonymous
6 months ago

Seriously? It’s taken them this long to even have the study when the design is from an architect who passed away years ago?? Typical Miami moving at a snail’s pace

Truth Matters
6 months ago

I guess it’s not the architecture firms but the city of Miami. I’m sure Gehry can do better than that. There should be transitional designs that further develop a city. Most cities experience them and they create diversity and interesting areas.

anon
6 months ago

It’s a massing study. Not a design.

Anonymous
6 months ago

Is the square built with Surfside ruins?

Anonymous
6 months ago

Pretty sad.

Southwest Til' I die!
6 months ago

IF only it could be a thousand feel tall.