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Is That a Cheese Grater There?

| Technical by Staff Reporter

Whether you see it as art, a game or a kitchen accessory this building will still be one of Miami’s greenest

Under construction next to a highway in Miami is not the world’s largest cheese grater but a very artistic, very green mixed-use development that’s likely to change the city’s future designs.

Designed by Chad Oppenheim of Oppenheim Architecture and Design the “COR” building will be among the greenest in the city, with the use of solar panels, wind turbines and solar hot water generation all being incorporated into its design.

The appearance of the building, however, is perhaps an example of this “modern art” I so often hear about but never quite understand.

Each of the four sides of the 122 metre tall (25-storey) high-rise, located quite rightly in the city’s Design District, is covered in patterned circular holes that give visitors the impression of looking up at a giant game of Connect Four, or, depending on your angle, an enormous cheese grater.

The function of the holes in the building’s façade is to serve as windows for the many rooms, but right at the top of the building these holes are used to house numerous wind turbines that ensure the structure’s sustainability.

The very top of COR is also used as a pool and relaxation area.

The building will have a total of 113 residential apartments and duplexes, office space and retail space.

The $40 million tower will feature residential space ranging in price from $400,000 to $2 million and each unit will contain recycled glass flooring, bamboo lined hallways and Energy Star appliances.

COR is expected to reach completion this year.

Source: www.bizpremises.co.za