World’s First Solar-Powered Residential Skyscraper Planned in Brickell

Plans have been announced for a 70-story residential tower called The Residences at 1428 Brickell that will be be partially powered by solar panels into the building’s glass.

It will be the first residential high-rise in the world partially powered by the sun, the developer says.

The Residences at 1428 Brickell will also be one of the tallest building’s in the area, with an amenity level at 860 feet above ground.

On the west side of the tower, a nearly 20,000-square-foot “solar backbone” is planned, with 500 photovoltaic-integrated windows. The lifespan of the solar panels will match the windows, the developer said.

The system will be capable of generating 170 megawatts of solar energy per year, which would result in the reduction of approximately 4,700 tons of CO2 and the use of 3,000 barrels less of oil.

A total of 189 residential units are planned, with prices ranging from $2 million to over $40 million.

Ceiling heights will start at 11 feet, with penthouse units ranging from 12 to 30 feet.

There will be eight amenity levels totaling 80,000 square feet, including five amenity levels at the top of the tower and a rooftop pool and atrium on Level 70. Another pool will be located on level 7, along with guest suites.

Architecture is by ACPV Architects Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel along with Arquitectonica, with interior design also by ACPV.

Cosentini Associates is the solar energy consultant.

John Moriarty Associates is the contractor.

Ytech, Led by CEO Yamal Yidios, is the developer.

 

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Paul
1 month ago

I never realized how important the Next Miami was to my daily routine. So glad it’s back and hope all is well with the TNM staff.

Angelo Diaz
1 month ago

Amen to that.

rainey411
1 month ago

This plus Cipriani is going to have an cool impact on the lower brickell skyline

Conno Sir
1 month ago

Stunning tower. After OKAN, this will be my favorite design coming down the pipeline.

Anonymous
1 month ago

We need more iconic ones downtown in the Miami Worldventer area. So far they are all meh

Anonymous
1 month ago

*Worldcenter

fat kyle lowry
1 month ago

nuh bruh

Bocababy
1 month ago

Beautiful building!

Anonymous
1 month ago

Beautiful tower, however the base needs work. It will be great if the shape of the tower reaches the street level.

Anonymous
1 month ago

At least it’s not covered in a cheesy mural, with garage holes poke in like Swiss cheese, and/or pieces of sheet metal.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Good news. Projects like this one and Okan, One Thousand Museum, Aston Martin, one more beautiful than the other, will leave the legacy of a beautiful Miami skyline. I don’t include the Waldorf Astoria on this list, which will stand out for its height, but its stacked boxes have a questionable, controversial taste. I think the city needs a landmark, a symbol, as well as an observatory on high.

Anonymous
1 month ago

The SkyRise!!

Anonymous
1 month ago

LOL, if you’re blind maybe.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Beautiful interior and landscaping. Love the jungle look.

Paul
1 month ago

Credit due to whoever at ACPV was responsible for the plant assets in the rendering. They look incredibly life-like.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Awesome idea and it looks stunning! We need solar powered cars too. Electric is fine but still creates pollution, solar is the way to go!

Antennae
1 month ago

E vehicles are worse polluters than fossil fuel cars. Solar is the cleanest and safest energy. Unfortunately, it’s not enough for all our power needs.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Electric vehicles aren’t worse than fossi fuels, they are way better but not perfect. Solar would be the solution!

Anonymous
1 month ago

Electric vehicles need fossil fuels to charge, as well as slave labor in Africa to extract required precious metals in Chinese-owned mines.

Sheik Yourbouti
1 month ago

^worse than that, electric cars cause testicular cancer!

Anonymous
1 month ago

🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣😅

Anonymous
1 month ago

Electric vehicles need fossil fuels to charge, as well as slave labor in Africa to extract required precious metals in Chinese-owned mines.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Way better? You clearly don’t know anything about “lithium” batteries and what it requires to make them and dispose of them. Ironically, it’s a lot worse but everyone has a hard on for these so called zero emissions.

Lady Chaterly
1 month ago

The solar panels on the west side will stop working when the lot next door get a high-rise🤗

Anonymous
1 month ago

The other side is already the constructed base of One Broadway

Not Anonymous
1 month ago

Exquisite Design! This tower will complement Cipriani and set an example for new sustainability standards throughout Miami! Hope that it is built and that other developers take a hint.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Will the residences get free electricity or will they have to pay for it still?

Anonymous
1 month ago

It would be cheaper. In NYC we have buildings with green roofs and the electricity bills are about 50% cheaper.

Melo, the true giga chad
1 month ago

well, well, well…look who’s back. Do you all need some help at TNM?

Anonymous
1 month ago

Oh no! Did Melo fire you?

Anonymous
1 month ago

The Solar panels windows will work long enough until the Developer tenders control to the Association and the Developer flies the coup.

giblets
1 month ago

will A-rod buy a unit at this price point??? and will FPL lobby our genius red state legislature in tallahassee to curtail solar powered buildings????

Anonymous
1 month ago

I like it, although somewhat of a shame looking directly at it from the bay looks like another Arquitectonica box. From other angles, the articulation at the top makes all the difference.

Luis
1 month ago

LONG LIVE SOLAR ! ICONIC MILESTONE !

Anonymous
1 month ago

I really like the wooden floor suicide balcony!

Calivalle
1 month ago

A Beauty in a class by itself…💎💎💎💎

Anonymous
1 month ago

You wish you could afford to live here.

Yet Another Anonymous
1 month ago

It will not really be 70 actual floors with such 12 foot plus ceiling heights because that would add up to way more than the height of the building. It’ll be 64 floors like The Four Seasons

Anonymous
1 month ago

The height is 870 feet, which is taller than FS and averages to more than 12 ft per floor

Anonymous
1 month ago

Finally a true luxury building that doesn’t slap a brand on it to solicit sales. Feels like New York luxury.

Slim Shady
1 month ago

Right….it uses Green Washing

Anonymous
1 month ago

the problem with downtown miami is precisely that it lacks an identity, having developed without a strong historical core. it is unable to take us to its past, historical memory is weak, almost every tangible trace of it has, or is in danger of being lost. The problem is of course an old one because the main burden of building was left to private initiative.

anon
1 month ago

Downtown Miami *does* have a strong historical core

Anonymous
1 month ago

Miami beach with their Art Deco buildings has a historical core and they can travel the memory of visitors to the past as happen in the most European cities which we love to visit and we like miami to looks like in the future.

melo plated
1 month ago

ah the future with the seawall keeping out the flood…………

Anonymous
1 month ago

Um, private initiative builds buildings. The only probably is a certain land banker owns most properties, leaving them to fall apart while most our historic high-rises along Biscayne Boulevard already have been destroyed for new buildings not architecturally commensurate (except maybe Miami Tower replacing the Fort Dallas Hotel).

Anonymous
1 month ago

Well I guess according to you, everything that was built in Miami ten years ago and everything that’s in the planning stage will still look new a hundred years from now?

Slim Shady
1 month ago

Yeah, okay…so you think that someine could name the main Street after a historically significant person?
Like that east west street in the CBD…maybe call it Flagler Street or something Mike that.
After that, they could put a Tequesta statue on the Brickell Bridge.
What the hell is “Brickell” anyway?
Does that have anyway any strong reference to Mary Brickell, or is it purely coincidental?