The architecture of Herzog & de Meuron is nestled in a garden that is well ordered, botanically rich, casual and distinctively Floridian. The Dune Garden is comprised of native coastal dune vegetation. … Read More
The architecture of Herzog & de Meuron is nestled in a garden that is well ordered, botanically rich, casual and distinctively Floridian. The Dune Garden is comprised of native coastal dune vegetation. Sea Grape, sculptural Buttonwood, and Seven Year Apple, along with swaying Coconut and Cabbage palms create pleasant pockets of shade. Natural grasses and masses of indigenous wildflowers encircle pocket beaches, providing intimate relaxation opportunities. The Pool Garden is a natural extension of the Dune Garden. The gentle lines and organic forms of the lagoon pool and planting areas meld with the beach. Whether lounging in a hammock or from cleverly positioned, comfortable furniture, a variety of garden experiences and great views abound.
Countless reflections of the stunning garden, ocean, and architecture play across the generous surface of the lagoon pool. The lap pool zone delivers views into the Leeward Garden from a more intimate, sunny vantage point while offering ample opportunities for open-air exercise. The Leeward Garden, sheltered by the architecture, is a verdant oasis in the town of Sunny Isles. While in unity with its urban context, the garden is distinctly lush and appears to be preexistent, as if it had always been there. Canopies of legacy trees, such as Autograph Trees, Sea Grape, Water Chestnut, Green, and Silver Buttonwoods, embrace residents and passersby equally. The volumes created by these canopy trees are juxtaposed with the staggered heights of Coconut, Sabal, and Date Palms, creating a living, ever-changing work of art. Florida Silver Palms, Native Lignum Vitae, Green, and Key Thatch Palms comprise the understory layer of the garden adding depth and texture to this composition. The buttress roots and branching habit of a large mature Kapok Tree provide sculptural punctuation to this timeless landscape that is enjoyed by generations to come.
Year of Completion
Sunny Isles Beach, Florida
Herzog & de Meuron
Architect of Record
VSN Engineering, Inc.
Coastal Systems International, Inc.
McNamara Salvia, Inc.
Professional Rendering Consultant