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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.