Starchitect Zaha Hadid’s One Thousand Museum in the Park West neighborhood of Downtown Miami will be one of five featured in an upcoming documentary entitled Impossible Builds, which will air on PBS and Discovery Channel. Impossible Builds explores building complex structures such as One Thousand Museum from around the world. The 62-story, 709 foot, architectural work of art that sits on Museum Park and Biscayne Bay was handpicked by Discovery Channel due to the intricate engineering of the exoskeleton exterior. Pieces for the exoskeleton are prefabricated off-site and arrive in shipments from Dubai. The outer shell is made-up by close to 5,000 pieces sourced from glass fiber reinforced concrete which form the structural façade. Other projects that have been chosen for the series are Villa Resorts in Dubai and the thinnest skyscraper in New York City. The episode is expected to air in 2018 and is produced by Blink Films. One Thousand Museum has passed the halfway point and has an expected delivery date in 2018.
“It is an honor for the project to be spotlighted in this important documentary film. We could not think of a better way to immortalize the forward-thinking project to a global audience across continents through this important documentary,” said Louis Birdman, one of the co-developers for One Thousand Museum by Zaha Hadid Architects.
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