Oceana Bal Harbour
Landscape Architecture. The Switzerlandbased firm—who is also working on Miami buildings designed by OMA, Zaha Hadid and Enrique Norten—was the perfect choice for Oceana, says Fort-Brescia: “Enzo [Enea] understood the idea of geometric purity and translated it into the landscape. The minimalist approach appears in the pure stretch of lawns and the planning of green areas, spaces that welcome the art at Oceana.” Enea certainly understands Costantini’s vision. “Oceana was designed to celebrate art, and everything—all the colors and textures in the garden—must be curated, a kind of stage for the Koons sculptures,” says the designer.
To Costantini, the importance of art at Oceana is a reflection of Miami’s place in the world, both in the realm of contemporary art and in terms of international cachet. “I read recently that by 2023, Miami will be the number three city in the western world in terms of having a concentrated population of individuals with high net worth,” he says. “We’ll be right behind New York and London. “I’ve been coming to Miami for 25 years,” he adds, “and bought an apartment here in 2008. It was such a different city 25 years ago. I could not have imagined then what this city would become. But I always trusted Miami—the city of the future.” ◗
OCEANA BAL HARBOUR
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