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OMA’s initial plans for a Miami condo complex were hilariously below par

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OMA's initial plans for a Miami condo complex were hilariously below par.
 (Courtesy OMA)
OMA's initial plans for a Miami condo complex were hilariously below par. (Courtesy OMA)

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In related Related Group news, The Architect’s Newspaper is hearing that when OMA submitted its plans for the three-tower Park Grove condo complex in Miami’s Coconut Grove, the initial submission was hilariously below par. Because OMA had not done very much housing, the original RFQ contained some of Rem Koolhaas’s earliest conceptual housing schemes. When the designs for Park Grove were delivered to Related, they had no closets and the kitchens were too small. It took a collaboration with a local, condo-experienced architect to get them up to speed. It worked out, however, Park Grove is now over halfway done: Two Park Grove and the Club Residences recently topped off, and One Park Grove is expected to break ground in 2018.

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