Our office has completed the construction documents for an 81 story mixed use building named Panorama which is currently being constructed in Downtown Miami.
The project had to be designed in 2 phases so as to occupy the podium levels 2 years ahead of the tower levels.
The building contains over 800 Apartments, a 208 room Hyatt Hotel, a 15 level mechanically ventilated parking garage, and 200,000 sq foot of leasable tenant space, along with Hotel and Residential Amenities such as 19th and 48th level restaurants, a 60,000 sq.ft. pool deck, and 18th & 19th floor gyms and spas.
The power, water, gas, and condenser water is all being metered or sub metered for accounting of the utility costs.
The mechanical system design includes a variable refrigerant cooling and heating system for the 18 level Hotel and its Amenities, a condenser water type cooling and heating system for the Apartment tower and it’s Amenities with an elaborate smoke evacuation and smoke removal system throughout.
The Plumbing system is a conventional 3 pipe type waste and vent system with the hot and cold drinking water in the tower being pumped to rooftop tanks and mutiple natural gas fired hot water heating boilers where a down feed type water system is used to serve the floors below.
The Hotel has its own dedicated hot water boilers and cold water pumping systems as does the pools , spas and all other podium Amenities.
The Fire Protection system consists of (3) Diesel engine driven fire pumps that serve the 19 level podium with mid zone electric fill pumps serving rooftop water tanks that are part of a down feed pumped system for the tower.
The Apartment Tower Electrical design employs the use of Fla Power and Light stacked type vault rooms that contain transformers that convert 13,200 volts to 120/240 volt to serve the tower Apartments via FPL meter centers.
The Hotel is served by a 277/ 480 volt bus duct with step down transformers for guest room receptacles and lighting while 277/480 volt distribution switch gear is also applied for the podium and the tower common areas,
The emergency power is supported by (5) diesel fuel powered emergency generators and a total of (12) automatic transfer switches for life safety systems.