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Cosmopolitan, San Juan, Puerto Rico 
Thursday 30 Dec 2010
 
Urban sophistication 
 
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New residential tower reinvigorates San Juan's Miramar district 

The Cosmopolitan residential tower redefines luxury high-rise condominium living in Puerto Rico while reinvigorating the city’s Miramar District. The 300,000-sq-ft, 19-storey tower features 62 standard, townhouse and penthouse units. The tower creates a feeling of security while conveying a sense of luxury and exclusivity for residents.

The design team’s innovative two-core structural system, a new approach in Puerto Rican residential design, enabled the creation of the tower’s floor-to-ceiling, wall-to-wall exterior glass façade. This approach also provided units direct elevator access, exclusive entryways, open floor plans, and expansive balconies with views to the adjacent Candado Lagoon.

Water is a recurring element throughout the design. It is used in the entry procession from the motor court, along the townhouse wall, to the pool deck and as a visual connection to the lagoon. The aesthetic bridges the gap between classical and contemporary design through the use of indigenous materials such as Piedra Caliza teak wood and blue cobble stone. Combined, the concept achieves modern sensibility while reflecting elements of Puerto Rican culture and landscape.

Inside, individual units feature spa-like bathrooms, expansive balconies, marble floors, private lobby areas and storage rooms, high ceilings and high-impact resistant exterior glass walls. European Poggenpohl kitchens feature Grohe faucets, granite tops, and Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances.

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