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NEW GREEN TOWER IN MIAMI – The COR Building

Posted By Evelyn Lee On December 11, 2006 @ 2:06 am In Architecture,Sustainable Building | 49 Comments

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A new high rise is going up in Miami’s design district, and its a lean, green, eco machine. A collaboration between Chad Oppenheim architecture + design [2], energy consultant Buro Happold [3], and structural engineer Ysreal Seinuk [4], the $40 million, 25-story, “COR” building will incorporate mixed-use residential and commercial space, integrating green technologies including wind turbines, photovoltaic panels, and solar hot water generation. The building’s exoskeleton is a hyper-efficient structure that provides thermal mass for insulation, shade for residents, and architectural elements such as terraces and armatures that support turbines.


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With an aim to attract creative and design-oriented businesses and professionals, the interior of COR features sleek commercial and comfortable residential spaces ranging from $400,000 to $2 million. Each residential unit will include Energy Star [5] appliances, recycled glass tile flooring, and bamboo-lined hallways. In total, COR will play host to 113 residential units, 20,100 square feet of office space and 5,400 square feet of retail space (which already includes a café and furniture store). Estimated completion is scheduled for 2009, with the ground breaking ceremony in July of 2007.

+ Chad Oppenhein [2]


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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/2006/12/11/new-green-tower-in-miami-the-cor-building/

[2] Chad Oppenheim architecture + design: http://www.oppenoffice.com/

[3] Buro Happold: http://www.burohappold.com/

[4] Ysreal Seinuk: http://www.yaseinuk.com/

[5] Energy Star: http://www.energystar.gov/

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