Beach Towers Stand Tall on PENETRON
With the initial phase of construction using PENETRON crystalline concrete technology completed this month, the Paraiso Bay project now moves to the first two of four residential luxury towers. This remarkable development, outsized even for Miami, is designed by Arquitectonica, an international architecture and urban planning company in Miami.
Located on Biscayne Bay in Miami’s Edgewater neighborhood, the Paraiso Bay project, once completed, will be home to 1,300 luxury apartments. Each of the four 55-floor towers has 325 units, ranging from 1,000 square feet (92 m2) to 2,500 square feet (232 m2) in size, each with a private elevator and direct bay views of South Beach.
Water everywhere: This view of the Paraiso Bay construction site shows its proximity to the Atlantic Ocean, which explains the high water table.
SUPERIOR TO CONVENTIONAL SOLUTIONSThe project’s first two towers are scheduled to come online later this year, with all four towers ready for their owners by 2017. The Paraiso Bay will have a beach club (500 feet of the property face Biscayne Bay) with swimming pools and tennis courts, as well as two acres of parks and green space. There is also a restaurant that will be managed by Michael Schwartz, a well-known celebrity chef.
“Due to the proximity of the job site to Biscayne Bay and the resulting high water table, Plaza Construction, the project’s general contractor, looked for a comprehensive and reliable waterproofing system,” explains Christopher Chen, Director of The PENETRON Group. “They ultimately specified a PENETRON integrated, crystalline waterproofing solution as superior to the conventional waterproofing system that was initially considered for the project.”
SOLUBLE BAGS FOR EASY DOSAGEThe integrated admixture, PENETRON ADMIX SB (in soluble bags), was added to the concrete during batching. The soluble bag packaging provided a quick and accurate dosage form, which also saved time. The treated concrete was used for the matt foundations of the towers, including several elevator pits.
“The dimensions of the Paraiso Bay make it a showcase project for Miami,” Mr. Chen points out. “It’s also the perfect showcase for PENETRON technology, which provides an optimal solution for impermeable and durable concrete that’s corrosion resistant.”
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