BRICKELL CITY CENTRE
Hong Kong developer Swire Properties is developing Miami’s largest private sector construction scheme, Brickell City Centre (BCC). To date, 20 investors from Hong Kong and Mainland China have bought homes at the US$1.05 billion downtown scheme.
With two residential towers, two office towers, one shopping mall and a hotel with residences, the 4.9 million square foot development occupies three city blocks. It is a classic example of combining different building uses to create a community that will have life throughout the week, not only during office hours or at weekends.
To link BCC’s buildings and create that sense of a single, unified place, the developer has built interconnecting glass, steel and fabric-covered walkways to shelter people from the sun and rain. This trademarked “climate ribbon” construction is even designed to produce a light breeze to keep pedestrians cool on hot days.
“Swire’s vision of creating long-term value by transforming urban areas and supporting local communities comes to life with Brickell City Centre,” says Kieran Bowers, US head of Swire Properties.
Completed in 2016, the scheme’s two condominium residential towers are both 43 storeys tall. They have 390 apartments and penthouses ranging from one to four bedrooms. The most expensive home currently on sale is a 1,839sqft three-bedroom apartment priced at US$1.57 million.
Miami nice Clockwise from right: greet the Miami sun at the urban-chic outdoor pool; the living and dining area in an apartment in Rise, one of the two residential towers; hotel, offices and malls combine at Brickell City Centre; 43-storey towers offer panoramic views of the city