Faena Arts Center Construction Site, front - Photo by Philippe Ruault, courtesy of OMA.

Faena Arts Center Construction Site, front – Photo by Philippe Ruault, courtesy of OMA.

Miami 2015. In few months, Faena Arts Center by Rem Koolhaas/OMA will open to the public. On the occasion of Miami art and design week, the studio revealed construction images of the New York Guggenheim-inspired building.

Photo by Philippe Ruault, courtesy of OMA.

Photo by Philippe Ruault, courtesy of OMA.

Inspired by the iconic New York museum by Frank Lloyd Wright, the Faena Arts Center building is composed by two distinct volumes: a cylinder that features a spiralling walkway along the sides and a cube hosting a hotel and meeting rooms.

Faena Arts Center, front. Image by dbox, courtesy of OMA.

Faena Arts Center, front. Image by dbox, courtesy of OMA.

The 42.565 square-foot construction site comprising also a retail bazaar and a car park is on a fast track to be completed and will inaugurate in winter 2016. The project is part of the upcoming Faena district in Miami Beach.

The dome - Photo by Philippe Ruault, courtesy of OMA.

The dome – Photo by Philippe Ruault, courtesy of OMA.


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View from Indian creek - Photo by Philippe Ruault, courtesy of OMA.

View from Indian creek – Photo by Philippe Ruault, courtesy of OMA.

OMA partner-in-charge, Shohei Shigematsu said: “Culture is at the core of Faena’s vision, and has been the driving force for our collaboration in Miami Beach”. Indeed, the Miami Arts Center will host and encourage cross-disciplinary exhibitions and installations that will enrich the city’s cultural scene.

Faena Arts Center + Parking. Photo by Philippe Ruault, courtesy of OMA.

Faena Arts Center + Parking. Photo by Philippe Ruault, courtesy of OMA.

The construction site is part of a larger project by Argentinian real estate developer Alan Faena who also led the rise of the famous Faena district in Buenos Aires. The upcoming Miami Beach Faena district will comprise also public areas, Art Deco Hotel buildings and a residential tower by Foster + Partners.


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View from Indian creek - Image by dbox, courtesy of OMA.

View from Indian creek – Image by dbox, courtesy of OMA.

The ongoing construction site includes also The Faena Bazaar, a renovation of the historic Atlantic Beach Hotel that was built in 1939 and designed by prominent Miami Beach architect Roy France.

Faena Arts Center, dome - Courtesy of OMA.

Faena Arts Center, dome – Courtesy of OMA.

The Parking Structure will feature a mechanical system for maximum efficiency. Elevators transporting vehicles between levels are exposed on the street, while a facade of angled perforations allows for adequate airflow with controlled views.

Faena Arts Center + Parking. Image by xbox, courtesy of OMA.

Faena Arts Center + Parking. Image by xbox, courtesy of OMA.