Press Release 11 August 2020

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PRESS RELEASE Rapperswil-Jona, 11 August 2020

Enzo Enea complements Zaha Hadid's last architectural legacy in Miami The new architectural beacon of downtown Miami is now presenting itself in full. On 62 floors, "One Thousand Museum" incorporates elevated living visions with a view of Museum Park and Biscayne Bay. In the process, Enzo Enea creates the link to nature: his landscape architecture carefully rounds off the curvy formal language of the recently deceased Pritzker Prize winner Zaha Hadid. Downtown Miami has been enriched by an architectural landmark. Landscapes designed by Enzo Enea and Zaha Hadid's architecture flow seamlessly into each other in the residential tower "One Thousand Museum". They began the development of the joint project in 2013. Shortly after her last visit to the building site in March 2016, Zaha Hadid passed away unexpectedly in Miami. In the USA, "One Thousand Museum" remains the last iconic building of the first woman to win the Pritzker Prize. At the same time, it is the only high-rise building left behind by the British-Iraqi Grand Lady of Architecture in the western hemisphere. "As a creative visionary, Zaha Hadid remains for me an eternal source of inspiration," says Enzo Enea, founder and Creative Director of Enea Landscape Architecture. "It is an honour for me to have been able to plan this special final project with her and to complete it as she intended together with our partners." One Thousand Museum was designed by Pritzker Award-winning architect Zaha Hadid and developed by Louis Birdman, Gregg Covin, Kevin Venger and Regalia Group.

Natural continuation of Zaha Hadid's architecture A white exoskeleton in Hadid's organically curve-rich creative signature forms the supporting and bracing structure of the 216-metre tall building. The column-like netting fans out along the "One Thousand Museum" and becomes narrower as it goes upwards. Biscayne Bay is reflected in the crystalline glass structure that encases the 62 floors in a facetted manner. "In the landscape design, we assumed Hadid's unique formal language and extended it organically," explains Enzo Enea. "We did not want to create a contrast to the tower, but rather strengthen its architectural effect in our garden staging." On the sea side, "One Thousand Museum" finds itself adjacent to Museum Park, the green lungs of downtown Miami. Zaha Hadid's residential tower is vegetated by gardens of Enzo Enea on four different levels. At ground level, Wild Tamarinds (Lysiloma latisiliquum), Live Oaks (Quercus virginiana), Strawberry Guavas (Psidium cattleianum) and Bridalveil Tree (Caesalpinia granadillo) provide shade towards mosaic waves of paving by Brazilian landscape architect Roberto Burle Marx on Biscayne Boulevard. The landscape and building embraces these wave patterns on the streetscape that lead to the entrances of "One Thousand Museum" and thus also creates link from the boulevard to the building. However, in the design of the outside space, Enea was also inspired by nature, more precisely by river rocks polished by water.


Sustainable use of plants for a healthy microclimate Enzo Enea and his team pick up this design element again in the 8th floor of the "One Thousand Museum". Here, one is received outdoors by a spacious relaxation area with organically formed pools and plant areas. Coconut palms as well as the native Pitch Apple (Clusia rosea) and Seagrapes (Coccoloba uvifera) provide shade and emit oxygen, which ultimately creates a pleasant microclimate. Overall, with this conscious selection of plants, Enea wants to strengthen the cooling effect that can occur with reflectivity and heat island effect. For a varied overall composition, various subtropical shrubs, flower and grass types, each with their own plant and leaf structures, are ultimately used. At the very top of the "One Thousand Museum", on the 60th and 61st floors, Enea also created a contemplative zone. At the same time, moss gardens seamed by gravel and grit inside the tower high above downtown Miami allow for moments for stopping and contemplation.

1000 Biscayne Blvd, Miami 33132 |

About Enea Industrial designer and landscape architect Enzo Enea founded Enea GmbH in 1996. In addition to the headquarters in Rapperswil-Jona, today Enea Landscape Architecture operates offices in Miami and New York and employs over 200 specialists from the areas of landscape architecture, architecture, design, engineering and botany. In autumn 2020, a further location will be added at Usteristrasse 14 in Zürich. Enea has already implemented well over 1,000 projects in Europe, Asia and North and South America, from private gardens and exclusive residential buildings to business headquarters, hotel complexes and restaurants as well as golf courses and public parks. Characteristically, at Enea, inside and outside space interlink with each other. Architecture and nature merge symbiotically. Enea collaborates with renowned architects such as Antonio Citterio, David Chipperfield, Rem Koolhaas, Bjarke Ingels and – as in this case – with Zaha Hadid and has already developed exhibition scenarios for New York's Marlborough Gallery and artist Jeff Koons in Miami. The Giardina exhibitions in Zürich and Basel have already awarded Enzo Enea multiple times with silver and gold awards. In 1998, the renowned Chelsea Flower Show in London presented him with the Newcomer Award. The Enea Park in Rapperswil-Jona is home to around 3,000 trees and tree species. In addition to the globally unique tree museum, visitors are also inspired by a showroom with high-quality design and exquisite garden furniture, while in the Enea Lab innovative design ideas find room to develop.


The new architectural landmark of downtown Miami: Zaha Hadid's residential tower "One Thousand Museum" with gardens by Enea Garden Design. (image: Firelight Images)


Organic forms and subtropical plantings: the spacious outside area on the 8th floor of the residential tower "One Thousand Museum", designed by Enea Garden Design. (image: Alena Graff)

In the design of the outside space of "One Thousand Museum", Enea reflects the forms of the building and pools onto the planter and landscapes. (image: Alena Graff)


Contact Enea GmbH Doris Zaugg Buechstrasse 12 8645 Rapperswil-Jona Telefon +41 (0)55 225 55 07


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