OMA Completes 3 Glittering Designs for Miami's Emerging Faena District

OMA has opened its three buildings designed for the Faena District development project in Miami, Fl this week. Designed by the firm's New York office, led by partner Shohei Shigematsu, OMA has completed the Faena Forum, Faena Bazaar and Faena Park. OMA's contribution is part of a larger redevelopment project in Miami's Mid-Beach neighborhood. Occupying 6 city blocks, the project, led by Argentinian developer and hotelier Alan Faena is transforming a gaggle of worn down hotels and condominiums into a vibrant new cultural district, which will comprise hotels, condos, a retail hub and a cultural center. OMA has designed the commercial and cultural spaces for the Faena District. "Faena Forum has been designed as a series of large flexible spaces that can accommodate a variety of events from a temporary culinary pop up to an acoustically optimal concert, with everything in between the realms of traditional art galleries to new and innovative cultural programs," says the firm. The glittering cultural center is comprised of two interlocking volumes, a cylinder and a cube clad in an optic white. The façade appears as if wrapped in layers of overlapping bands, which cut and carve a dynamic pattern of ...
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