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Una Residences

Miami, USA

Una Residences is the first new condominium development in the Brickell neighborhood of Miami, FL in over a decade. Located on the shore of Biscayne Bay, this 47-story luxury residential tower, inspired by the classic yacht design, seems to flow like an ocean wave as it rises. When complete, the development will include 135 2-5 bedroom units with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the Biscayne Bay as well as three pools and private boat slips. Construction is expected to be complete in early 2024.

This structure includes a three level, below grade reinforced concrete parking garage, one of the deepest foundations in South Florida, and one of the most complex to build because of the high water table. A second challenge is the tower design. As the structure climbs to its 579-ft height, it gradually cantilevers out from the base on the west side to allow for larger residences.

Doka put together a team from all over the world to make this complex project move forward safely and within the time constraints. Doka provided detailed installation drawings and provided on site field services to ensure efficient formwork installation throughout the project especially for the cantilever area. For the three-story parking garage, Doka’s modular systems included D22 support brackets and Frami handset formwork and Framax. The Frami and D22 support frames were used on the foundation perimeter’s single sided walls as these systems needed to be hand set and stripped under the poured slabs. Framax was used for the core walls including the universal panels made the columns tie-less which were quick to setup and strip. The combination made it possible to form the foundation walls, as well as the main pile cap and shear walls, quickly and easily.

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Project data

General Contractor
Civic & Ant Yapi Joint Ventures
Concrete Contractor
Moore Group
Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture
Type of structure
Residential Tower
Concstruction Time
Nov. 2020 - early 2024

Building data

579 ft
Sq. Ft.
1,098 - 4,796 sq. ft. units
Cycle time
Avg. 6 days per floor