Founded in Miami in 1939, Bermello Ajamil & Partners is making history in Dubai. I had known that it was a great firm, locally, but never imagined they’d get themselves into this (via – Maria De Los Angeles). Yes, that is Dubai’s The World. An 18 billion dollar dream-like endeavor to incorporate the globe into one huge, man-made, 300-island archipelago. Without getting into the details, it’s big, unprecedented, historic, and a Bermello Ajamil project.
Satellite image: The World at Night
That’s not all. Also in Dubai, BAP is the master architect for Maritime City, which will house over 125,000 people when complete. Miami-based Arquitectonica is doing it big in China, but it seems that BAP is friendlier with Dubai’s sheiks (Chad Oppenheim is in the Dubai scene too).
Image: Rendering of Maritime City, Dubai UAE
In Miami, here are some of their projects:
- The Four Seasons (Brickell Village)
- Onyx on the Bay (Edgewater)
- 1800 Club (Edgewater)
- Vue (Brickell Village)
- Skyline (Brickell Village)
- One Broadway (Brickell Village)
- Parc Lofts (M&E)
- Filling Station Lofts (M&E)
- The Colonnade (Dadeland)
Image: The Four Seasons towering over all others (Via- Blogging Miami)
The 68 year old firm is at the forefront of Maritime architecture with port-projects throughout the world. It also played a key role in the design of Las Vegas’ MGM Grand. Bermello Ajamil’s style is dynamic and unpredictable. Low to the ground, Parc Lofts and Filling Station Lofts can easily be considered among Miami’s most strikingly designed loft developments. Soaring higher than all other buildings in Miami, the Four Seasons remains the benchmark of Miami’s emerging skyline.
BAP-designed projects are located throughout the Core, but are conspicuously absent from Sieger Suarez-dominated Miami Beach. It may not be the most recognizable of Miami’s elite architecture firms, but it can be measured against the best of them, and unlike most of the others, BAP is chasing the century mark.