In 2022, the ambitious Aston Martin Residences Miami project is set to complete. Located in Downtown Miami at 300 Biscayne Boulevard Way, the Residences will be spread over 66 floors and made up of 391 condominiums, including seven penthouses and one triplex. The entire 249m (817ft) structure will be infused with Aston Martin design thinking and knowhow. Beyond the apartments themselves, extra facilities include a dedicated butler service, access to the Aston Martin Residences superyacht marina and private beach experiences, and reservations at the best restaurants and events Miami can offer.
The project broke ground in October 2017 and, at the time of writing, developer G&G Business Developments has sold almost 70% of the available apartments. Despite the restrictions of the global pandemic, construction is on track. “As our sales centre had to close, we moved to virtual appointments and tours and actually saw an upturn in sales, especially with US citizens looking to relocate to Miami,” says Germán Coto, CEO of G&G Business Developments, Aston Martin’s partner in the venture. “Miami is a desirable place to live and our location right next to the water is unbeatable.”
Of course, other waterside Miami apartments are available, so what makes the Aston Martin Residences so special? “The downtown location is a key factor, while Aston Martin is a brand that resonates globally — the definition of timeless luxury and uncompromising design,” Coto says. “The partnership has worked so well because we have the same ethos; we care about the details.”
So how do those details manifest themselves? “There are unique elements such as the carbon fibre welcome desks in the lobbies and bespoke leather door handles, but it’s so much more than that,” Coto explains. “Aston Martin’s DNA is in the soul of the building. You can feel its presence in the understated design, the authentic materials, the quality of the craftsmanship, every single touchpoint.”
Aston Martin’s Head of Aston Martin Partnerships Cathal Loughnane is keeping quiet on the apartment interiors; these exciting new designs will be revealed later in the year. Nevertheless, Loughnane did reveal some of
the partners the brand is working with in the communal areas of the building. For example, Formitalia is the chosen furniture supplier and its signature Aston Martin Collection will be used throughout. Bespoke detail will also abound in the building’s hardware, with the Aston Martin design team even detailing the interior of the lifts.
The collaboration between disciplines is not just about designing a great building. The process is seen as more widely beneficial to the design of future Aston Martin cars as well. “We learn something new on every project,” says Loughnane, “whether it's our partners at Airbus Helicopters sharing with us how they design more lightweight components or on the Miami Residences project exploring how to architecturally light a home to create a mood, or designing with natural materials like the beautiful white marbles of the interior lobbies. All these perspectives are slightly different to how we do things in car design. There are no barriers between the automotive and non-automotive designers at Aston Martin.”
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