A flatiron shaped site in the heart of downtown Coral Gables, the Owner and City Board of Architects required a seamlessly integrated design that complimented Coral Gables’ century old town. Class A+ highly usable floor plates for high-quality office space above ground-floor retail and dining services are integrated with an “architecturally screened” parking garage. The project was positioned to supply a market demand from growing multi-national financial institutions, international government services, and corporate users. Its design conveys a unique business experience to the affluent market clientele of Coral Gables, Miami, South America and Europe. The flatiron design of the building responds to the rich heritage of George Merrick’s original 1925 Spanish Mediterranean style vision for the City of Coral Gables, Florida. The building composition and mass are organized in the classic tower idiom of “base, middle and top” with harmonic, syncopating rhythms of proportion, color, materials, and finishes.
“The splendor of its classical Mediterranean architecture and the development of a pedestrian friendly streetscape are truly laudable. As a result of the development team’s attention to detail and its commitment to a ‘Grand Vision,’ Alhambra Towers has become a model of future projects.”
– Don Slesnick, Former Mayor, City of Coral Gables