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A mixed-used building to rise above Fort Lauderdale, with views of downtown and the ocean

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A mixed-used building to rise above Fort Lauderdale, with views of downtown and the ocean

Two 43-story rental towers will feature terraces and balconies of varying sizes, providing each unit its own identity.

By Novid Parsi, Contributing Editor | June 13, 2022
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Courtesy ODA.

ODA, a New York-based architecture and design studio, recently released renderings of Ombelle, a project including two residential towers in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Dependable Equities hired ODA to design the architecture, interiors, and landscaping for the mixed-use development. Project plans were submitted to the city in May, beginning the approval process.

With more than 1.5 million square feet, Ombelle will include 1,100 rental units. The tapering forms of the two 43-story towers step away from each other as they rise, giving the units views of downtown Fort Lauderdale and the ocean. The facade comprises “a delicate exoskeleton,” according to a statement from ODA. Its outer shell features terraces and balconies that vary in depth, length, and density, which is meant to provide each unit a sense of individual identity.

“We are looking to establish a high-end, condo-like experience for renters,” Isaac Schlesinger, head of Dependable Equities, said in the statement.

The amenity package includes two pools: one with landscaping and a nearby work lounge, the other a larger infinity pool on the building’s edge. Amenities also include an outdoor bar area and chef’s kitchen, garden, gym, game room, library, private dining room, spin room, spa, dance studio, and yoga studio.

An urban plaza sits at the base of the building, connecting to a double-height colonnade around the perimeter. Also on its ground floor, Ombelle has over 11,000 square feet of commercial space for retail and restaurants.

“We are thrilled to be part of Fort Lauderdale’s transformation into a robust, forward-thinking city and international destination,” Eran Chen, founder and executive director, ODA, said in the statement. “From the beautifully landscaped public plaza that carves into the corner of the site, to the staggered outdoor balconies that create unique sky gardens for each apartment, Ombelle celebrates this exciting new chapter of design in the city.”

Building Team:

Owner and/or developer: Dependable Equities

Design architect: ODA

Architect of record: ODA

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