Miami’s scenic and sophisticated Brickell neighborhood will soon welcome its first waterfront residential tower in over a decade, with the onset of construction officially underway at Una Residences.
Developers OKO Group, the luxury development group helmed by real estate mogul Vladislav Doronin, and Cain International have enlisted world-renowned architects Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill (AS+GG) to design the project. The award-winning firm’s design portfolio includes some of the tallest landmark towers across the globe – from China and Dubai, to Chicago and Miami – and the soon-to-be world’s tallest building, Jeddah Tower in Saudi Arabia.
Slated for completion in early 2023, Una Residences will be comprised of 135 spacious condominiums spanning 47 floors boasting unobstructed views of the Atlantic Ocean, Biscayne Bay, and the Miami city skyline. Residences range from two-to-five bedrooms, measuring between 1,100 to 4,786 square feet in size, with two ultra-exclusive penthouses available. The tower’s secluded waterfront location, situated in the picturesque and private South Brickell area at 175 SE 25th Road, is only moments away from downtown Miami’s metropolitan city life, offering buyers the best of both worlds. Residences are priced from $1.9 to $7.4 million, with penthouses up to $21.6 million.
“Miami has become an international hub, and its standard of living – its happy lifestyle, warm weather, and lower taxes – continues to attract buyers from all over the world as well as domestically. Una Residences, designed by world-class architects, Adrian Smith and Gordon Gill, have been created for residents to fully benefit from Miami’s appealing characteristics with seamless indoor-outdoor living and sweeping views over Biscayne Bay. Una Residences represents one of the last opportunities to buy a new waterfront property in the established and highly-desirable Brickell enclave, one of Miami’s most prestigious neighborhoods,” said developer Vladislav Doronin, Chairman and CEO of OKO Group. “In my 27-year career as a developer, I have been fortunate to work with the world’s best architects. We are delighted to collaborate with world-class architects, Adrian Smith and Gordon Gill – who are known for designing the globe’s most notable skyscrapers – for the design of this one-of-a-kind tower, which will bring a timeless elegance and an enhanced quality of life to Miami.”
OKO Group and Cain International broke the mold by enlisting AS+GG to design both the building’s architecture as well as its interior, as most developers view the spaces as mutually exclusive. The team’s holistic perspective to design has allowed the legendary architects to establish an aesthetic relationship between the tower’s materials, textures, and design elements to create continuity and maintain the philosophy of the building inside and out. The designers were tasked with using the language of architecture to embody the spirit of the city and evoke the natural beauty of Brickell’s urban, waterfront environment.
“Una’s subtly undulating surface and strong silhouette stands proud at the water’s edge. We drew inspiration from the elegant shape and opulent materials used in classic yacht design – particularly the beautifully lacquered wood, exposed materials, and stainless-steel connections found on the Italian-made yacht, the Riva. Carefully crafted and detailed and meticulously designed, it is elegant and relaxing. Its primary goal is to relate well and add to the beauty of Miami and the wonderful lifestyle this City is so well known for,” said Adrian Smith FAIA, Design Partner, AS+GG.
“Adhering to our philosophy that form follows performance, we saw the unique opportunity with Una to give the building a little bit of attitude in its design. It stands contrapposto, where one side of the building is holding its full weight and the other side is relaxed, looking at you. I like that attitude, it’s elegant, it’s very comfortable and it’s sophisticated,” added Gordon Gill FAIA, Co-Design Partner, AS+GG.
Just as dramatic up close as it is from afar, residents at Una will approach the building’s driveway and immediately notice the sweeping canopy arc and the smooth lines of the porte cochère, before continuing inside into the grand double-height lobby. Una’s modern curves are complemented by lush, colorful gardens – designed by prominent Swiss landscape firm, Enea Landscape Architecture – that further connect the building to the rich tapestry of Florida’s foliage.
Una’s Residences – with spacious layouts, expansive terraces, and private elevators for all units – cater to the specific tastes and needs of today’s luxury buyer. From the moment the elevator opens into their homes, residents are met with stunning views. Bedrooms and living areas are set along the waterfront, allowing for sweeping, unobstructed vistas. Floor-to-ceiling windows welcome daylight into each open-plan space, while extra-wide terraces are carefully integrated into the great rooms and bedrooms. Sliding doors create an open connection to the main living spaces and a seamless flow between inside and outside, while drawing attention to the water. Within the residences, the expanse of windows is set against the warmth of natural materials. Every finish and surface are inspired by yacht design, bringing a sense of elegance and comfort to the rooms, while celebrating the pleasures of life on the bay.
Amenities at the boutique tower will complement and enhance Miami’s desirable outdoor lifestyle, including three swimming pools, a children’s splash-pad area and playroom, a movie theater, an Aman Resort-inspired spa and steam room, a state-of-the-art fitness center featuring yoga and personal training facilities, onsite dining, and more. Una’s amenities will also extend beyond the property, as residents will receive exclusive membership access to the Grand Bay Club on the beachfront of Miami’s Key Biscayne.
“We continue to believe in Miami’s strength as a global gateway city and are thrilled to be delivering a project that not only meets but exceeds the expectations of international and local residents alike,” said Cain International CEO Jonathan Goldstein. “Una Residences is a one-of-a-kind residential building blending both tranquil privacy and easy access to incredible lifestyle amenities, culture, and world-class entertainment. The homes, unique in both size and grandeur, will achieve a truly differentiated position in the Miami luxury marketplace.”
Una Residences’ prime location, just steps away from Downtown Miami’s Brickell Avenue, provides residents a central location in one of the city’s most dynamic urban districts. Dozens of high-end hotels, restaurants, cafes, entertainment venues, lounges, and luxury shops are within close proximity, including the prestigious Brickell City Centre. Miami’s star attractions, including the American Airlines Arena, Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Perez Art Museum Miami, and the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science are all a short distance from Una’s Brickell Waterfront site. Some of Miami’s most popular destinations are just minutes away, including Coconut Grove, Downtown’s Arts & Entertainment District, the Miami Design District, the Wynwood Arts District, Midtown Miami, and Miami Beach.