March 2, 2018
Soccer phenomenon Miguel Borja, who was named South America’s “Football of the Year” in 2016, has purchased a north facing, luxury waterfront condominium at Missoni Baia. The 57-story high-rise, developed by OKO Group and headed by international real estate magnate, Vladislav Doronin, is the first-ever branded residences from the legendary Italian fashion and design house, Missoni, revered by Brazilians and the world’s most stylish.

Borja who plays forward for the Brazilian club Sociedade Esportiva Palmeiras is the fourth highest paid soccer player in Brazil. As a native of Colombia, has enjoyed an illustrious career competing in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Brazil for the Colombian national team, placing seventh in the games before being eliminated in the quarter finals. Borja was crowned South America’s “Footballer of the Year” in 2016, a prestigious title shared by a storied list of iconic players such as Pelé, Neymar and Ronaldinho. In June he will play for the Colombian national team at the upcoming FIFA World Cup in Russia.

“What attracted me to Missoni Baia is the fact that I don’t have to leave my home if I want to enjoy a fun day with my kids at the swimming pool, or work out at the gym or unwind in the spa,” said Borja. “The Edgewater neighborhood not only enjoys a central location and beautiful views of the Miami skyline, but also provides the safety and privacy I seek for my young family.”

Missoni Baia will rise 649′ and feature 249 condo residences situated along 200′ of frontage on Biscayne Bay. Prices start in the $500,000’s for a 1 bedroom residence. Units range from 1 to 5 bedrooms, and 776 SF to 3,788 SF along with three duplex townhomes. Missoni Baia was designed by Hani Rashid of Asymptote Architecture, who are pioneers in the convergence of art and technology in architectural design. Missoni Baia will feature minimalist modern design and architecture to maximize natural light with exterior sculptural, structural columns wrapped in aluminum framing the building. The interior design of the building incorporates Missoni’s trademark colorful design palette and Missoni Home furniture collection in inventive ways, including in all public spaces and amenities. Amenities were designed in collaboration with Missoni and offer the comforts of a luxurious resort in a private residential setting. Features include a flow-through deck designed for all-day sunbathing with well-appointed cabanas, 5 swimming pools including an Olympic-sized lap pool, hot and cold plunge pools, a children’s pool, and an infinity-edge pool on the Bayfront Terrace, elevated tennis court and an expansive fitness center and spa overlooking the bay.