Case study: One Thousand Museum makes a sculptural statement with Duravit

The One Thousand Museum in Miami, designed by Zaha Hadid, is the centrepiece of a series of five high-rise buildings, and in keeping with Hadid’s innovative vision, the luxury bathrooms are fitted out with high-quality sanitary ceramics from Duravit…

view from One Thousand Museum interior

The name ‘One Thousand Museum’ refers to the prime location at 1000 Biscayne Boulevard opposite Museum Park. One of the outstanding features of this architectural masterpiece is the harmonious blend of futuristic design and organic elements for which Hadid was renowned. The most conspicuous aspect of the 216-metre tall building, is the curving white concrete exoskeleton that intricately winds its way around the building, creating the perfect contrast with the multi-faceted, crystalline façade.

exterior view of One Thousand Museum showing exoskeleton design

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“The design expresses a fluidity that is both structural and architectural,” explained Chris Lepine, Project Manager at Zaha Hadid Architects. “The structure gets thicker and thinner as required, bringing a continuity between the architecture and the engineering”.

The 62-story skyscraper comprises a total of 83 luxury apartments appointed to the highest standards and offers a breathtaking view of the surrounding skyline of Miami, Biscayne Bay, and the Atlantic Ocean. Entirely in keeping with Hadid’s innovative vision, the luxury bathrooms of the One Thousand Museum are fitted out with design-led ceramics from Duravit.

Ranges including DuraStyle, Starck 3, and Starck 2 bring the modern ambience to the fore. In the marble-lined main bathrooms, for example, the sleek, pared-down forms of the Starck 3 integrated washbasins emphasize the refined aesthetic, while the high-end guest bathrooms are graced by Starck 2 wall-mounted toilets.

white and marble bathroom design in One Thousand Museum Miami

Image credit: Danica O. Kus

All apartments have full-length windows and a spacious terrace with a breathtaking view of the ocean and the skyline. True to the futuristic style of the building, the innovative construction of the apartments maximizes the available living area. Muted tones such as white, black, and grey inform the luxurious interior design and underpin the trailblazing ambience, while curved decorative elements and parquet floors convey a sense of homeliness. The Aquatic Centre, the spa, and the in-house beauty salon provide luxurious comfort, while the lounge, various event spaces and communal terraces are perfect for relaxed get-togethers.

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Main image credit: Danica O. Kus