OMA to design key buildings in faena district miami beach
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jul 01, 2013
OMA to design key buildings in faena district miami beach


OMA to design key buildings in faena district miami beach 
image courtesy of south beach ACE

 

 

 

rem koolhaas is the latest architect enlisted in the large scale development of an ocean-bordered miami beach artistic, cultural and residential project. part of an ambitious endeavor by argentine developer alan faena to create an international creative hub in miami, the new district’s art center as well as the faena bazaar and park will be the vision of OMA and forge the majority of the cultural capital on the collins avenue site.

 

after great success revitalizing the once-derelict puerta madera district of argentina into one of the most exclusive and desirable properties in the country, the model has been replicated for the tropical metropolis. koolhaas himself has reportedly commented on the choked potential of the sunny city, in part attributed to the prevalence of car-dependent suburban life. projects like the faena district aim to correct the lack of access to neighborhoods of art and culture and establish miami as a permanent place of cultural wealth.

 

the site is at the nexus of the luxurious bal harbor shops, dynamic wynwood arts district and downtown miami, the economic gateway to latin america. koolhaas and OMA will be responsible for the an automated parking complex, a combined bazaar and artists-in-residence center and the all-important arts center. 

 

see the foster + partners design for the ‘faena house’ condominium here.


street view of the bazaar and car park
image courtesy of south beach ACE


view of the district as a whole with the OMA program occupying two city blocks
image courtesy of faena group


view of the bazaar and elevation of cultural center
image courtesy of faena group


the arts center will sport a concrete lattice 
image courtesy of faena group


a rounded lattice-like structure will be distinguishable among the art deco landscape
image courtesy of south beach ACE


street view of the center
image courtesy of faena group


image courtesy of faena group


a robotic car park is also part of the key buildings
image courtesy of faena group


OMA first won the bid to redevelop the historical saxony hotel, an art deco structure that will be incorporated into the faena district site
image courtesy of faena group

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