faena district plans presented during art basel miami beach
 
faena district plans presented during art basel miami beach
dec 11, 2014

faena district plans presented during art basel miami beach

faena district plans presented during art basel miami beach
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an exhibition displayed during art basel miami beach has revealed in more detail plans for the city’s ‘faena district’. the presentation at the faena collaboratory highlights the region’s emerging residential, commercial and cultural district – the brainchild of argentine hotelier alan faena.

 

the cornerstone of the district is the rem koolhaas-designed ‘faena forum‘, one of the development’s three projects by OMA. the 50,000 square foot institution will be dedicated to the development of cross-disciplinary cultural programing, intended to encourage collaborations across artistic, intellectual, and geographic divides.

 

in addition to the involvement of koolhaas, faena has also enlisted british architect norman foster to design a 24 storey apartment block across the street from the forum. other upcoming projects for the district include the revamping of faena saxony hotel, a 1940s structure that will be redesigned in collaboration with film director baz luhrmann and his wife, catherine martin.

faena district miami beach model exhibition art basel designboom
the exhibition contains numerous models and photos documenting the development
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faena district miami beach model exhibition art basel designboom
norman foster’s ‘faena house’ shown alongside the district’s ‘saxony hotel’
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faena district miami beach model exhibition art basel designboom
an overview of the vast development
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faena district miami beach model exhibition art basel designboom
the ‘faena forum’ (lower right) shown alongside ‘faena bazaar’ and ‘faena park’
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see more of OMA’s work in the faena district on designboom here

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foster’s 24 storey apartment block is located across the street from koolhaas’ forum
photo by nik koenig / image courtesy of faena/OMA
see more of the project on designboom here

faena district miami beach model exhibition art basel designboom
the OMA-designed institution will be dedicated to the development of cross-disciplinary cultural programing
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see more of the project on designboom here

faena district miami beach model exhibition art basel designboom
the structure is divided into two distinct volumes, taking the form of both a cylinder and a cube
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faena district miami beach model exhibition art basel designboom
the cylinder is an open, soaring void rising 40 feet to a dome that features a central glazed oculus
photo by nik koenig / image courtesy of faena/OMA

faena district miami beach model exhibition art basel designboom
faena forum model lobby
photo by nik koenig / image courtesy of faena/OMA

faena district miami beach model exhibition art basel designboom
massing and volumetric studies
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faena district miami beach model exhibition art basel designboom
façade studies displaying the range of elevation considerations
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faena district miami beach model exhibition art basel designboom
aerial view of the site in miami beach

faena district miami beach model exhibition art basel designboom
site plan detailing the development’s various projects

 

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