14 October 2016
PRESS RELEASE: OKO GROUP ANNOUNCES ADRIAN SMITH + GORDON GILL ARCHITECTURE FOR SOUTH BRICKELL RESIDENTIAL TOWER

Development is the First Building in Miami for Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture

Second Project for Vladislav Doronin’s Miami-based OKO Group

MIAMI, Florida | October 12, 2016: OKO Group has appointed Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture (AS+GG) as the Design Architects of a new ultra-luxury condo tower in Miami’s Brickell neighborhood. AS+GG is known for their high-performance architecture in a wide range of typologies and scales, from low- and mid-rise residential, commercial, and cultural buildings to mixed-use high-rise buildings. Current AS+GG projects under construction include the world’s next tallest building Jeddah Tower in Saudi Arabia and Wuhan Greenland Center, a highly sustainable supertall tower in China, and the Astana Expo City in Astana, Kazakhstan. AS+GG Design Partner Adrian Smith also designed Burj Khalifa in Dubai, the world’s current tallest building, while he was Design Partner at SOM Chicago, prior to the founding of AS+GG.

“Over the last two and a half decades I have built some of the tallest skyscrapers in Europe; a great synergy exists between Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill architects and OKO Group.” said Vladislav Doronin, Chairman and CEO of OKO Group. “This project, OKO Group’s second in our $1bn pipeline of projects in Miami, further demonstrates our commitment to the City and the people of South Florida. I am personally looking forward to working closely with AS+GG as we transform the South Brickell skyline.”

The project, a 47-story luxury residential tower, will be located on one of the finest streets in Miami, at 175 SE 25th Road, often referred to as ‘the Fifth Avenue of Miami’. The site is directly on Biscayne Bay and will replace an existing building. The design will take full advantage of this rare waterfront site and will leverage the features that bring people to Miami, namely expansive views, access to sun, and an indoor-outdoor lifestyle.  AS+GG will infuse the project with their performance-based design approach, which considers the climate and environmental context.

“We are thrilled to be appointed for this project for OKO Group and to be designing AS+GG’s first Miami project,” said Adrian Smith. “We are impressed with OKO Group’s commitment to thoughtful design and quality construction and we look forward to creating a world-class building for them.”

This marks the second residential development for OKO Group in Miami. They are currently developing Missoni Baia in the Edgewater neighborhood, which will be the first residential building from the famed Italian fashion house. The 146-residence luxury building recently launched sales and is slated for completion in 2019.

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About OKO Group

OKO Group is a real estate development firm established by Chairman and CEO, Vladislav Doronin, to focus on the U.S. market. OKO Group builds on the formidable expertise of Mr. Doronin, one of the most successful and respected developers in Europe, and his peerless track record in constructing more than 75 million square feet of world-class commercial, retail and luxury residential space over a total of 71 buildings as Chairman of the board of directors of Capital Group.

OKO Group brings not only considerable financial strength to the U.S. market, but also a passion for working with the very best architects and designers in the world, including the preeminent American architecture firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, Pritzker Prize–winning architect Zaha Hadid, the legendary French designer Jacques Grange and New York-based Hani Rashid of Asymptote Architecture. OKO Group’s current U.S. portfolio includes prime properties and development projects in Miami and New York City. As owner and Chairman of Aman, one of the most admired hospitality brands in the world, Mr. Doronin’s global business portfolio spans across Europe, Asia and the U.S.

About Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture

Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture (AS+GG) is dedicated to the design of high-performance architecture in a wide range of typology and scale, from low- and mid-rise residential, commercial and cultural buildings to mixed-use supertall towers and new cities. The office uses a holistic, integrated design approach that explores symbiotic relationships with the natural environment. AS+GG is currently working on projects for clients in the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, China, Canada and the United States. The partnership was founded in 2006 by Adrian Smith, Gordon Gill and Robert Forest.