Una Residences
Brickell, Miami

1421 S MIAMI AVE, MIAMI, FL 33131, USA

The first new condominium development on Miami’s Brickell waterfront in nearly two decades, Una Residences is a soaring new symbol of luxury living. The building towers above its neighbors—no surprise since the architecture team behind its design, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill, is known for its supertall skyscrapers. But what sets Una apart isn’t just its height. It also has a shimmery, wavelike design, inspired by Italy’s Riva yachts, and an enviable location on Biscayne Bay. The cantilevered construction, curvilinear, double-height porte-cochere, and windowed lobby maximize views from every direction, while lush gardens by landscape architect Enzo Enea are a counterpoint to water, water, everywhere. Its location, on an oak-shaded stretch of waterfront known as the “Park Avenue” of Miami, gives it a residential feel, with convenient proximity to buzzy restaurants, fashionable retailers, and cultural landmarks like Vizcaya Museum & Gardens.

Architects Adrian Smith and Gordon Gill of the Chicago-based firm Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill have a penchant for height, and, at 613 feet, Una is the tallest in the area. This fact is augmented by the space around the tower, with a long approach leading to the arced porte-cochere. Its wave-inspired, cantilevered silhouette gives it a sculptural effect that is apparent from afar and up close. “When you look up at Una, it has a shimmering quality,” said the architects. “It is very dynamic—it has a sense of movement and fluidity.”

Residence 1903
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In the last decade, Brickell has evolved from a financial district and business hub to become one of Miami’s buzziest neighborhoods. The area has a vibrant restaurant and bar scene, world-class shopping, and some of the city’s top spas, salons, and gyms—all within walking distance. Bordered by Downtown Miami, Coconut Grove, and Little Havana, Brickell also offers easy access to cultural attractions like Museum Park, Vizcaya Museum & Gardens and Wynwood’s artistic flair. And, of course, South Beach is just across the causeway. Technically in Brickell, Una Residences feels pleasantly removed from the bustling urban core in a private, residential part of the neighborhood. The tower sits directly on Biscayne Bay and has access to walking paths, bike routes, and a number of parks, including Alice Wainwright Park and Vizcaya Museum & Gardens. Neighboring Coconut Grove offers an array of fine dining and charming cafes, while the beaches and parks of Key Biscayne are directly across the causeway.