Panel Event Spotlights Okan Tower’s Tulip-Shaped Design

The building will be one of Miami's tallest structures

Renowned architect Robert Behar recently presented “Unfolding The Layers Of Luxury” to showcase Okan Tower’s unique tulip-shaped design, which will rise to 902 feet in the Miami skyline during its expected debut in 2026. The 70-story building will feature a glass façade with a curved apex and has generated over $39 million in sales. Architectural firm Behar Font & Partners, P.A., founded by acclaimed architect Robert Behar, designed the unique structure, which is expected to break ground this June.

The presentation was held at Okan Tower’s downtown sales gallery at 542 Nort Miami Ave. The event featured Behar and Carmen Casadella, Vice President of Development Sales at Fortune International Group, serving as the moderator. The discussion involved the developer’s emphasis on ensuring the building’s design would be an instantly iconic image for the Magic City.

With over 30 years of architectural experience, Behar has served as an architect and designer for various project types ranging from single-family homes to large-scale condominiums, retail, hospitality and commercial developments. His firm was named Architectural Design Firm of the Year in 2021 at the 40th Annual Latin Builders Association Awards.

Inspired by the shape of a tulip—Turkey’s national flower— the building’s design is an homage to Behar’s and Okan Group’s Turkish backgrounds. Folding inwards at the top to resemble a closed tulip bud before its petals have bloomed, Okan Tower offers layers of luxury and design similar to the petals of a flower.

“This is a very special project of profound significance, and from our initial meetings, it was clear that Mr. Okan thinks big and takes great pride in having a beautifully designed building,” Behar says. “The rounded top, for instance, is a bit of rarity that we don’t see that often and Mr. Okan always felt it was important for the design when others may have tended to try and save on the construction elements. This is a once-in-a-lifetime project that I’m incredibly proud to be a part of.”

SFBW Staff
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