World-renowned architect Siamak Hariri’s plans for La Clara Palm Beach, a new luxury condominium in West Palm Beach that includes all he holds sacred.
Light, form, site, material and craft. These are the elements that Siamak Hariri, a graduate of Yale School of Architecture and founding partner of Hariri Pontarini Architects, considers holy. He imparted them to one of his most notable masterpieces, the Bahá’í Temple in Santiago, Chile. The temple’s form, constructed with luminous stone and glass, captures the movement of the sun throughout the day.
The 25-story tower includes a fitness center, yoga studio, lap pool, gardens and other resortlike amenities
The architect’s deep reverence for sacred spaces is the main reason he was chosen by the award-winning Canadian builder and developer Great Gulf to design La Clara Palm Beach, its first luxury condominium in the state of Florida. The elegant, contemporary 25-story residential tower on South Flagler Drive, a stone’s throw from Worth Avenue, will be comprised of 83 units with flowing spatial interiors that blend seamlessly into lush exteriors. The idea of illumination and need for fluid indoor-outdoor living was the inspiration behind his design of La Clara.
The unique design of the deep wraparound terrace allows for a seamless transition from master bedroom to outdoors
“We started with the idea of creating an unfolding horizon to create a place of reflection, an oasis in a coastal landscape,” says Hariri. “It was to be secluded and refined, yet warm and welcoming—a space to cherish moments of joy and serenity, and gather with your best friends to celebrate life.”
The master bath features custom-designed Snaidero cabinetry, a Kohler polished nickel sink and a free-standing Apaiser Sapphire bath
Deep private balconies facing southeast toward the water will maximize the extraordinary views of the Intracoastal and Atlantic Ocean, while floor-to-ceiling windows will harness the abundant light.
The lobby at La Clara
Since the recent groundbreaking, La Clara has sold over 50% of its released residences under the command of Christopher Leavitt, the virtuoso of multimillion-dollar Palm Beach real estate who serves as director of sales for the project.
When La Clara reaches completion in late 2021, it’s sure to beget a religious experience. 50 Cocoanut Row, Ste. S101, 561.617.9320