Faena Arts Center Starts Teasing Us Early as It Nears Completion
Mid-beach’s Faena Hotel and Faena House residential tower may be done already, and making a big impression on Miamians and out-of-towners for their glamour, their theatricality, and their designs, but it’s easy to forget that those two statement-making buildings are just the first section of the larger Faena District to debut.
Two more luxury condo towers called Versailles Classic and Faena Mar, retail, and a high-design parking iceberg are all cranes-up and underway, wizzing around a cylindrical arts center and forum, which is probably the closest of all to completion. Meanwhile, Allan Faena and his crew are waisting no time in teasing the forum’s arts potential, with a savvy Faena Art Facebook Page covering both Faena’s existing Buenos Aires arts center, the future Miami Beach arts center, and the $75,000 Faena arts prize. The new Faena Forum Miami Beach, in a building designed by starchitect Rem Koolhaas and the Office for Metropolitan Architecture will debut this fall. Check out a video experimenting with its potential, inside the unfinished space, here: