AFC Designs Hurricane Resistant System for Monad Terrace

Working alongside Pritzker Prize-winning architect, Jean Nouvel of Atelier; Kobi Karp Architecture, JDS Development Group, and Building Envelope Systems, Al-Farooq Corporation has designed a one-of-a-kind hurricane resistant system for the highly anticipated Monad Terrace project in Miami Beach. 

Using innovative problem-solving techniques, such as robust three-dimensional wind flow study with the help of Finite Element Analysis, Al-Farooq Corporation has compiled a comprehensive approach to gauge the effects of wind on the cladding components and the unique planter design. 

The building’s façade has been designed to include these planters around the exterior balconies. Designed by AFC’s team of engineers, the planters are the only such system able to withstand hurricane force winds. The building’s unique honeycomb glass technology is also designed to reflect direct sunlight away from each residence while preserving views in all directions. 

The luxury bay-side residential tower is currently under construction and is expected to be completed summer 2019.