On the heels of completing “China’s most dazzling new hotel,” the Bulgari Hotel in Shanghai, Italian master architect and designer Antonio Citterio is designing his first US building in Miami: Arte by Antonio Citterio.

Based in Milan, Citterio has made a name for himself in the industry by creating magnificent structures that blend historical architecture with modern design elements. His impressive portfolio includes work in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art and the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris. He has designed many iconic structures all over the world including the brand new and critically acclaimed Bulgari Hotel in Shanghai, as well as the Bulgari Hotels in Dubai, London, Milan and Bali; Salaino 10 in Milan; Orchard Boulevard in Singapore; and Mandarin Oriental in Milan.

Citterio’s new development, Arte, is located at 8955 Collins Avenue in Surfside, Florida and is set to house an iconic collection of 16 ultra-luxurious ocean-front residences, an outdoor pool, an indoor lap pool, a spa and a fitness room. Additional amenities will be housed in a specialized facility exclusively for residents and will include a tennis court, residents’ lounge and multi-purpose room.

Citterio will use his characteristic style when designing Arte, which takes inspiration from Miami’s 1930s modern architectural heritage. The building will have a contemporary exterior featuring a series of expansive terraces clad in Italian travertine accented by expensive windows stretching from floor to ceiling and framed in rich bronze. The building’s finishes will bring the best of Miami into the space: the vibrance of the streets and the beauty of its beaches.

The residences will range in size from 3,150 to 7,523 square feet and will be delivered furniture ready with options for customized closets, offering an unprecedented turnkey experience for buyers. Air-conditioned private parking will also be provided for each residence.

Not only will the building boast state-of-the-art architecture, but it will also feature blue-chip artwork – hence its name. Inside the lobby, work by Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson titled “Polychromatic Chronology” will be showcased, while outside an original “ART” sculpture by late legendary American artist Robert Indiana  (a revolutionary figure in the pop art movement best known for his iconic “LOVE” sculptures) will be the building’s hallmark.

Landscape architecture has been thoughtfully designed by Enzo Enea, the founder and principal designer at Enea, one of the world’s leading multi-disciplinary landscape architecture firms. Based in Rapperswil-Jona, Switzerland, Zürich and Miami, Enea is recognized for the design and construction of some of the most acclaimed gardens for notable hotels, resorts, public parks and new developments.

The notable firm, Kobi Karp Architecture and Interior, will also be collaborating with Citterio on the project. With over two decades of experience, the firm has been the recipient of many industry awards such as AIA Award’s Outstanding Young Architect of the Year, Miami Design Preservation League Merit Awards and many others. The firm is headquartered in Miami with additional studios in the Middle East.

Arte topped out in June 2018 and is expected to be completed in early 2019. The 12-story building spans more than an acre in Surfside, and will bring 16 luxury residences to this exclusive neighborhood between Miami Beach and Bal Harbour.

The project will be unveiled during Art Basel which take place from 6-9 December in Miami Beach.

Sales are set to launch this fall. To read up more about the new development, click here.