MONAD TERRACE, South Beach Bay
MONAD TERRACE, South Beach Bay

I present to you Monad Terrace, a monumental feat of design and architecture which will transform South Beach and immediate neighborhood for its opulence and uniqueness. A masterpiece conceived by young and innovative JDS Development Group, NY, and passionately designed by Pritzker Award Winner, multi-talented architect Jean Nouvel. Fifty-Nine elegantly finished residences with only the finest materials, meticulously chosen for each. Monad Terrace will have a superior level of craftsmanship unlike anything else in the Miami market. Promised deliver an experience, not just a residence.

Monad Terrace will be the first condominium residence in Miami Beach to be built above updated flood and sea level elevations. The building s designed to eflect he light and water of its surroundings, while living in harmony with the time and place in which it rises. Ateliers Jean Nouvel has applied a practical awareness of our changing climate to the project—seamlessly engineering environmental responsibility and innovative climate resilience features into the building’s architecture.

By elevating the building 11.5 feet, Monad Terrace will be th irst structure in Miami Beach to be built above update lood and sea level elevations, and th irst to be constructed above West Avenue’s new height. This significantly higher grade puts all interior spaces and the garage entrance well above the lood plain, while eliminating the need to dig down to the water table to construct below-grade parking—a thoroughly practical solution to one of Miami’s most pervasive construction challenges.

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Living Landscape

Ateliers Jean Nouvel have composed the landscape specifically to complement the architecture. “In the case of Monad Terrace,” Nouvel notes, “it’s not only a building. It’s an object belonging to the landscape, and belonging to a sense of place, and a positive part of the identity of that place.” Curated climbing gardens run along the North and South façades of Monad Terrace. A sheltering cascade of native Bougainvillea, Spanish Moss, Tillandsias, Passion Vine, and other curated species create natural filters and curtains for the terraces behind, bringing the feeling of a living landscape on the North and South sides to the outdoor living area of every residence.

Lush landscape from arrival to bay designed by Ateliers Jean Nouvel

Central lagoon with sun decks, aquatic plants, and infinity edge pool

Climbing gardens on North and South façades for privacy and shade


Landscape from arrival to bay designed by Jean Nouvel

Concierge; 24-hour lobby attendant

Sun deck with 116-foot swimming pool and hot tub overlooking Biscayne Bay

Pool service

Full service valet parking

Cafe and Juice Bar

Residents’ lounge

Bicycle and water sports storage

Monad Terrace bicycles and paddle boards

Access control

Jean Nouvel has designed around a point of view: from the moment you arrive under the sheltered porte-cochere drop-off, the double-height lobby frames an unbroken vista: past high-clarity glass curtain walls, through the lush water garden and landscape, straight out to Biscayne Bay. Overhead in the lobby, dramatically interlayered reflective panels capture daylight on the bounce—directed and diffused from the glittering surface of the lagoon beyond. Infinity edge detailing throughout the water garden bring the Bay, viewed in perspective, up close.

Nouvel’s mastery of the art and science of light comes to life in the innovative sawtooth façade, which brings the feeling of Biscayne Bay deep into the heart of the property, creating what Nouvel has dubbed “the reflection machine." Select Monad Terrace floor plans features a sawtooth profile—a kind of refined zig-zag—along the glass façades that face the water garden and lagoon so that one never loses view of the bay and sky, and yet privacy is assured. And in a beautiful side effect, at night the building glows like a paper lantern or a silver moon.

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MONAD TERRACE, South Beach Bay Info
  • Address:
    1300 Monad Terrace
  • Area:
    South Beach
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