The Continuum Embarks on a New Age in Contemporary Design & Luxury Living
Iconic oceanfront residences in Miami Beach develops a state-of-the-art environmental renovation by ArquitectonicaGEO.
The Continuum, formerly known as the Continuum On South Beach, has been internationally revered for more than two decades as one of the nation’s original pioneers in contemporary resort-style living. After the first of two towers opened to residents in 2000, the Continuum was considered a trailblazer in offering an exclusive beachfront environment with unmatched panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean from its most sought-after location on the southernmost tip of Miami Beach. Twenty years later, with its twin towers having redefined the picturesque South Florida landscape, the property is undergoing its first outdoor redevelopment that will redefine the real estate leader’s luxury lifestyle proposition.
The Continuum Master Association has partnered with Miami-based ArquitectonicaGEO, one of the nation’s leading architectural innovators, to design and redevelop the exterior grounds of the property, as part of an unprecedented transformation and beautification of the residences that will also bring new life and vitality to the surrounding South of Fifth neighborhood.
The design ethos and architectural theme adopted by ArquitectonicaGEO for the exterior renovation of the Continuum was presented as “Infinite Wellbeing” in-line with the resort-style philosophy of the property. The brief was to transform and embellish the outdoor space at the Continuum so residents and visitors utilize it to its maximum potential over time. The outdoor redevelopment, now underway, is scheduled for completion in the Summer of 2021.
“We are very excited to open the next chapter in our progressive journey to establish a new and improved identity,” says Rishi Idnani, Managing Director of Continuum. “For almost two decades the Continuum has become established as the crown jewel in Miami Beach’s South of Fifth district. The brand has grown to become recognized on an international scale, well beyond South Florida. We are pleased to be working with ArquitectonicaGEO, one of today’s leading brand and design architects, for the outdoor renovation and transformation of our grounds that will ultimately mark a new beginning for the entire aesthetic of the Continuum and its surrounding neighborhood.”
ArquitectonicaGEO will be implementing an overall exterior transformation starting from the driveway into the Continuum, leading from the main road, as well as in and around the “Lower Rotunda,” the entranceway, gatehouse area, and “Upper Rotunda” where cars and pedestrians enter both towers.
“Our aim is to entice homeowners and their guests to be outside as much as possible,” says Michelle Cintron, Vice President of ArquitectonicaGEO. “If we increase the lushness for the pedestrian and bring them closer to nature, they are more likely to use their grounds and even arrive by foot instead of by car. This can be achieved by introducing some tropical plants and trees that are native to Florida and more recognizable to everyone. The end goal of this transformation is also functionality, performance and to establish long-term maintenance of the property as a whole. Part of the project will naturally result in beautifying the surrounding neighborhood to make it more pedestrian friendly,” adds Cintron. “This will potentially activate the nearby retail area to a larger extent.”
Landscape designers, led by the Arquitectonica team, will be adding a large embellishment of color throughout each vicinity, with a hand-picked selection of matching flowers, shrubs, foliage and vegetation. Tree species currently being selected for the project include the Autograph Tree, Pigeon Plum, Green Buttonwood and Gumbo Limbo. The intention is to also relocate a good number of healthy trees on site, such as Date Palms, Florida Thatch Palms and Brazilian Beautyleaf, among others. The existing water fountain fixture in the Lower Rotunda will be replaced with a “Specimen Tree” to establish a more interesting and statuesque aesthetic during the arrival experience. The largest transformation will be within the Upper Rotunda, where a large older water fountain currently sits. This will be replaced with a smaller, more tranquil water fixture, together with green foliage and plants that will encourage pedestrians to sit around. Multiple pathways will also be formed through the center of the rotunda, creating a walkway that does not interfere with arriving vehicles or valet.
“For more than 20 years, the Continuum has enjoyed widespread recognition as one of the nation’s market leaders in elite luxury living,” says Keith Marks, Board President and Chairman for the Continuum’s Master Association. “To strengthen our position as pioneering among residents looking for the preeminent lifestyle offered, we thought it necessary to open a new chapter for the identity and aura of the property, that will ultimately enhance our unique appeal in contemporary design and serenity.”
Continuum is South Florida’s premier resort-style oceanfront condominium residencies, located on the southern-most tip of Miami Beach. Developed by Ian Bruce Eichner’s The Continuum Company, LLC, the property includes two towers; the South Tower, which opened in 2000, comprising of 42 floors, and the North Tower, which opened in 2007, comprising of 37 floors. With 26 different residential condominium floor-plans and 5 different townhouse floor-plans offered, amenities at Continuum include two lagoon pools, private patio restaurant, sporting club and spa with state-of-the-art gym and lap pool, Tennis Pavilion with 3 clay courts, indoor parking garage with 24-hour gated security, multiple meeting rooms and a full-time concierge. Continuum provides direct access to the beach and is situated on 12 acres of perfectly manicured oceanfront property, with unobstructed views of the Atlantic Ocean to the east. Continuum represents the largest parcel of beachfront property available in the South of Fifth neighborhood of Miami Beach.