ASID Excellence Award (Commercial project under 10,000 sq. ft.)

Fortune International

17121 Collins Ave.
Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160

Design overview:

The building structure pre anticipates the architectural aesthetics and functional principles of Jade Beach and Jade Ocean residential towers.
The 7924 sq. ft. structure is elevated on 12’ concrete piles, formally allowing street level transparency towards the shoreline and functionally allocating the building parking facility. The open colonnade holds the second floor exhibition gallery and sales offices.
To establish a balance between the sculptural structure and the ocean environment, the building interior was conceived as a transition between both, being finished with environmental non-processed surfaces, incorporating natural, essential materials and multi- organic furniture. (Metaphoric gesture representing ocean flora & fauna).
The West façade becomes a parapet, voiding interior functionality views from urban adjacencies. It is formally conceived by longitudinal concrete wings; vertically interpenetrated by a central atrium, which encloses the building core.
The east façade continuous curtain wall, allows open views towards the shoreline landscape.
The 21-foot central atrium, crowned by a cantilever concrete slab, anchors the center circulation towards the North and South wings of the structure.

Bldg. 2nd floor plan | Bldg. Sections

Project photography by Mike Butler