Today marks the grand opening for Pritzker Prize-winning Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuronasdf’s long-awaited Jade Signature. It’s been a long journey since the Sunny Isles Beach tower’s 2013 groundbreaking, and now Jade Signature’s 192 residences are more than 95% sold.
Developed by Fortune International Group’s husband-and-wife team Edgardo and Ana Cristina Defortuna, the project draws on the talent of Herzog & de Meuron, Parisian interior design firm PYR led by Pierre Yves-Rochon, and Miami landscape architectural firm Raymond Jungles Inc.
”Ana Cristina and I are thrilled to deliver this monumental building to our buyers, many of whom have eagerly followed the progression of the Jade brand, showing confidence in our vision by purchasing during the pre-construction phase,” President and CEO of Fortune International Group Edgardo Defortuna said in a press release. ”When you have this level of support behind you – from the creative team to the brokers and buyers – anything is possible.”
The building is angled to maximize sunlight, while a three-story underground parking garage buried about 40 feet below sea level connects the building to the garden landscaping and beach beyond. Although the tower looks futuristic, it’s rooted in nature, including a massive centuries-old Kapok tree planted as a focal point at the tower’s entrance.