Fernando Fischmann

Crystal Lagoons carries out its ninth, and largest project in the U.S.: two 11-acre crystal-clear lagoons in Miami

16 October, 2015 / News
Fernando Fischmann

American media praises Crystal Lagoons’ fast-growing expansion throughout the U.S. less than a year after settling its headquarters in Miami.

Crystal Lagoons US, Corp. announced a world-class partnership with LeFrak and Turnberry Associates to develop two crystal-clear lagoons that will be the centerpiece of Solē Mia Miami, a joint venture mega-development that will be Crystal Lagoons’ ninth and greatest project in the United States, so far.

Two 11-acre Crystal Lagoons will be part of the new, $4 billion, 183-acre master-planned community located in South Florida. The massive project will feature a dine-in movie theater and bowling in a pedestrian-friendly lifestyle center, 37 acres of community parks, upscale shopping and dining topped by commercial office space and a 150-key hotel above retail, as well as numerous world-class amenities. Centrally situated in North Miami, Solē Mia will rise just south of Aventura at 15045 Biscayne Boulevard. Zoned for 4,390 residential units, the development will dramatically reshape the North Miami landscape, transforming the area into an exciting destination for local residents and international visitors.

“We are very excited about our partnership with LeFrak and Turnberry Associates on their joint venture development in North Miami,” said Uri Man, CEO, Crystal Lagoons US, Corp. “With a real estate portfolio that’s growing throughout the U.S. and around the world, we are reinventing the way business and residential communities are being built, focusing on sustainable and innovative development. As our first project in South Florida, we look forward to showcasing this signature project near our U.S. headquarters.”

The project is a joint venture between LeFrak and Turnberry Associates, two of the most prominent families in the U.S. On one hand, the Lefrak family is the controls over 400 buildings throughout the country, apart from mining and oil companies. The company’s CEO, Richard LeFrak is one of the wealthiest men in America.

On the other hand, Turnberry Associates is owned by the Soffer family, one of the wealthiest in the world. Its chairman, Jeffry Soffer, is currently married to former fashion model Elle Macpherson. The company controls Aventura Mall, Florida’s largest shopping center, and they have also developed residential and commercial projects worth over 8 thousand million dollars, condo complexes and residential communities, and more than 2.000 hotel rooms.

Crystal Lagoons, founded by the science business man Fernando Fischmann, already has 9 projects in the U.S. with other 35 projects in development stages.

Given the amazing success of the multinational company, the American media have depicted Crystal Lagoons as an example of collaborative development.

“We are a technology company collaborating with developers,” Man explains. This is a very unique kind of collaboration for large-scale real estate development projects that has raised the interest of American media and investors.

In the American media outlets, the collaborative potential of Crystal Lagoons’ projects has been presented as follows: Resort developers need a new amenity to differentiate their projects. Coastal resorts can increase their waterfront, and inland resorts can gain a coastal experience. A Crystal Lagoons architect and project team collaborates with the developer’s planning team until they conceive a project with a lagoon as the centerpiece. The Crystal Lagoons technology uses disinfection “pulses” that reportedly allow using up to 100 times fewer chemicals than a swimming pool and an ultrasonic filtration system that allows using up to 50 times less energy than conventional filtration systems.

Crystal Lagoons’ future may also involve cross-sector collaboration among industry and governments. “Parks are big money losers for states, cities and countries,” Man insists. So why not collaborate with governments to transform parks with lagoons? “Then it’s not just ten people showing up with their dogs,” says Man. “You could have hundreds of thousands showing up.”

Crystal Lagoons Corp. is an international innovation company, founded by scientist Fernando Fischmann, which has developed a patent-protected technology that allows the construction and maintenance of unlimited-size crystal clear lagoons at very low costs.



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