Architectural Digest highlights Crystal Lagoons as a trend for 2023


Crystal Lagoons have been widely highlighted by the world’s press for their sustainable features and the value they add to projects. This time it was the world’s leading architectural magazine, Architectural Digest (AD), that highlighted the amenity of Crystal Lagoons as one of the trends of 2023.

Sustainable technology changes the landscape, generating an environment of turquoise waters that can be enjoyed all year round, increasing, like no other amenity, the value of properties and sales prices.

These crystalline lagoons quickly become the meeting point for thousands of people, as they offer new public spaces of value and quality of life, providing social inclusion, recreation and relaxation, especially in cities far from the coast or congested.

AD takes the World Design Award-winning SoLéMia project in North Miami as an example of Crystal Lagoons‘ success. This project is not only raising the neighborhood market value but the luxury amenity standards by housing arguably one of the most unprecedented amenities in a rental community with South Florida’s first man-made lagoon, Laguna Solé, an eye-popping, swimmable Caribbean-blue body of fresh water that spans seven acres, including sandy beach areas and its own little island. The city-within-a-city will eventually be anchored around the impressive engineering feat, bringing waterfront living to a part of Miami that’s not technically on the water. The amenity crown-jewel is the size of 21 Olympic-sized pools and provides the Shoreline residents with sandy beaches and a waterfront location where they can swim, paddleboard, kayak or float on luxury loungers.

“There is tremendous value in adding lagoons to upscale properties,” says Carlos Rosso, a developer behind One Park Tower. “You can create a waterfront community with incredible views in urban areas where that wasn’t previously possible.”

The artificial lagoons have been a real hit with the U.S. public. People can enjoy the beach experience that PAL™ developments bring to cities, just as they did 200 years ago in England when the first urban parks were created in London, bringing the forest to the city”, said Ivan Manzur, Senior VP of Sales Crystal Lagoons US Corp.

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