March 26, 2018
As part of its ongoing Missoni Baia panel series featuring insightful lectures and guest speakers, OKO Group kicked off the Miami Open with an exclusive discussion at the Missoni Baia sales gallery with Puerto Rican professional tennis player and reigning Olympic champion Monica Puig. The talk was moderated by Robert Gomez, a longtime junior’s tennis coach and director at Biltmore and Salvadore Park Tennis Centers, and focused on the benefits of living in Miami for those seeking a healthy and active lifestyle.
Local influencers, members of the media and real estate brokers alike enjoyed a cocktail reception amid a stunning Biscayne Bay backdrop, as they received personal insight from Puig on her rigorous training regimen. At the end of the evening, Puig surprised the crowd by revealing her gold medal, won for Puerto Rico at the 2016 Rio Olympics.
Well-received by athletes for promoting a healthy and active lifestyle, Missoni Baia recently announced an athlete buyer, World Cup soccer professional Miguel Borja. Borja who plays forward for the Brazilian club Sociedade Esportiva Palmeiras and is the fourth highest paid soccer player in Brazil, was crowned South America’s “Footballer of the Year” in 2016. In June, he will play for the Colombian national team at the upcoming FIFA World Cup in Russia.
When completed, Missoni Baia will feature an elevated tennis court and a wide range of health and wellness-focused amenities, including a 1,700-square-foot gym with 180 degrees Bay views, private training and yoga rooms, and Olympic-length lap pool.
Fortune Development Sales is the sales and marketing agent for Missoni Baia. For additional information on availability or to schedule an appointment, please contact the sales office at +1 305 800 7000 or visit missonibaia.com
ABOUT OKO GROUP
OKO Group is an international real estate development firm established by Chairman and CEO, Vladislav Doronin. OKO Group builds on the formidable expertise of Mr. Doronin, one of the most successful and respected international developers, and his peerless track record in constructing more than 75 million square feet of world-class commercial, retail and luxury residential space over a total of 71 buildings as Founder of Capital Group.
OKO Group brings not only considerable financial strength to the U.S. market, but also a passion for working with the very best architects and designers in the world, including Pritzker Prize–winning architect Zaha Hadid, the preeminent architecture firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, known for designing some of the world’s tallest towers, visionary Hani Rashid of Asymptote Architecture, acclaimed interior designer Iosa Ghini Associati, and the legendary designer Jacques Grange. OKO Group’s current U.S. portfolio includes prime properties and development projects in Miami and New York City. As owner and Chairman of Aman, one of the most admired hospitality brands in the world, Mr. Doronin’s global business portfolio spans across Europe, Asia and the U.S. More information about OKO Group is available at okogroup.com
ABOUT EDGEWATER MIAMI
Edgewater is a residential enclave nestled between Downtown Miami and the dynamic Design District and Wynwood Arts District. Edgewater offers close proximity to the artisanal shops and restaurants of Midtown Miami, the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, American Airlines Arena and Downtown Miami’s architectural landmarks, including the celebrated Pe?rez Art Museum Miami. It also offers easy access to Miami International Airport, which recently completed a $3 billion expansion. Missoni Baia’s advanced design will bring a new level of sophistication to one of Miami’s most increasingly desirable waterfront neighborhoods.
Missoni is one of the leading and most distinctive fashion houses in the world. The Missoni style has evolved out of a long-standing collaboration between the husband and wife team of Ottavio and Rosita Missoni. Ottavio Missoni came to London in 1948 for the London Olympics, where he qualified for the final 400m hurdle race. While in London he met Rosita Jelmini, the granddaughter of a family of manufacturers from Golasecca, in Northern Italy. After marrying in 1953 they began making items of knitwear in a small workshop in the basement of their first home in Gallarate. Ottavio and Rosita’s path has been followed by their children and grandchildren, who today continue to keep alive the spirit of the Missoni style all over the world. Angela Missoni has been the creative director of the company since 1997 and is committed to infusing the family’s brand with new energy, confidently communicating trends and ideas. Under her direction, Missoni’s runway shows and communication continually make an authoritative, international statement. Luca Missoni, brother of Angela, is the Artistic Director of the Missoni Archive which he is developing into a project to promote and valorize the Company’s artistic and fashion heritage. More information about Missoni is available at missoni.com.
ABOUT ASYMPTOTE ARCHITECTURE
Asymptote Architecture, a partnership between Hani Rashid and Lise Anne Couture, has in recent years embarked on a number of ambitious and challenging projects around the globe. In each case the focus has been on creating exciting and compelling architectural works with an attention to advances in both the thinking and conceptualizing of new spatial, formal and technological possibilities. Recent works include two new projects for Moscow, a new Hermitage Museum for contemporary and modern art, and a new 150m tower being built on the ZIL property in central Moscow. Alongside these projects other notable works by Rashid and Couture include the Yas Marina Hotel on Abu Dhabi and the ARC Multimedia Museum in Daegu South Korea. Asymptote Architecture has offices in New York City and Vienna Austria.
Hani Rashid was endorsed by Mr. Doronin’s friend, the Pritzker Prize–winning architect Dame Zaha Hadid, when OKO Group was looking for an architect to work with for Missoni Baia.
More information about Asymptote Architecture is available at www.asymptote.net.