Faena Forum

Faena Forum, Miami-Florida - United States, OMA
Construction year: 2016
Address: 3300-3398 Collins Ave, Miami Beach | MIAMI-FLORIDA | United States | Visit Website
Latitude/Longitude: 25.8084402, -80.1239511

Located in Miami Beach, the Faena Forum enjoys a unique site that stretches between Indian Creek and the Atlantic beachfront. OMA has designed three buildings for the three block site along Collins Avenue – an arts center, retail bazaar and car park. These distinct functions are linked by a sequence of public domains including a plaza, courtyard and marina dock.

Partner-in-charge, Shohei Shigematsu commented: “Culture is at the core of Faena’s vision, and has been the driving force for our collaboration in Miami Beach. By curating their neighborhood with programmatic diversity, Alan’s sphere of influence will likely extend beyond this development to the rest of Miami Beach.”

The Faena Forum is divided into two volumes – a cylinder that accommodates gathering spaces and a cube of hotel and meeting rooms. On the building’s third level, an Assembly Hall occupies both the cylinder and the cube. Since each volume has a distinct form and character, the two halves of the Assembly Hall can be used separately on in combination for a variety of uses. Below the cylinder, an exterior plaza along Collins Avenue is formed by removing a “wedge” from the front of the building. The cantilever, which shelters and shades the outdoor plaza, is supported by a structural facade of white cast-in-place concrete with high performance glazing infill panels. The solid cast-in-place concrete elements of the façade both accommodate the structural needs of the building and orchestrate key views to the surrounding buildings and the waterfronts. Along the building’s north edge, the cylinder and the cube are smoothly joined to accommodate circulation and structure as well as a balcony accessed via the Assembly Hall.

The Faena Bazaar is a renovation of the historic Atlantic Beach Hotel, built in 1939 and designed by prominent Miami Beach architect Roy France, whose work includes the Saxony and Versaille opposite the site. The Bazaar preserves and restores the existing lobby and facades, while reprogramming the building for retail.

Parking for the Forum and Bazaar is located on the third site with a mechanical system for maximum efficiency. Elevators transporting vehicles between levels are exposed on 35th street, while a facade of angled perforations allow for adequate airflow with controlled views.

Client: Faena Group
Total: 8,447 m2
622m2 performance hall
3,332 m2 museum/exhibition
1,865 m2 retail center
2,628 m2 parking structure
Partners: Shohei Shigematsu, Jason Long
Associate-in-Charge: Jake Forster
Concept Design – Design Development
Project Architect: Clarisa Garcia Fresco, Paxton Sheldhal
Team: Clarisa Garcia Fresco, Lawrence Siu, Francesca Portesine, Ravi Kamisetti, Ted Lin, Jesung Park, Anupama Garla, Andy Westner, Daniel Queseda Lombo, Andrew Mack, Caroline Corbett, Denis Bondar, Ahmadreza Schricker, Darien Williams, Gabrielle Marcoux, Marcela Ferreira, Jenni Ni Zhan, Lisa Hollywood, Paul Tse, Sarah Carpenter, Carla Hani, Sean Billy Kizy, Simona Solarzano, Ivan Sergejev, Tamara Levy, Matthew Austin, Ben Halpern
Construction Documentation – Construction Administration
Project Architect: Clarisa Garcia Fresco, Paxton Sheldhal (BOS|UA),
Team: Yusef Ali Denis, Slava Savova, Cass Nakashima, Ariel Poliner, Jackie Woon Bae, Matthew Haseltine, Salome Nikuradze, Simon McKenzie
Project Management: Gardiner & Theobald, Inc., Claro Development Solutions
Architect of Record: Revuelta Architecture International, PA
Landscape Architect: Raymond Jungles, Inc.
Civil Engineer: Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc.
Structural Engineer: DeSimone Consulting Engineers
MEP & Fire Engineer: Hufsey Nicolaides Garcia Suarez Consulting Engineers
Lighting: Tillotson Design Associates
Elevator: Persohn Hahn Associates
Acoustic: Electro-Media Design, Ltd., Stages Consultants, LLC
Exterior Building Envelope: IBA Consultants, Inc.
Parking: Tim Haahs Engineers
Theatre Consultant: Stages Consultants, LLC
Food Service Consultant: Clevenger Frable and Lavallee, Inc.
Architectural Concrete Consultant: Reginald Hough Associates
Life Safety: SLS Consulting, Inc.
Security: Security Industry Specialist, Inc.

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