Faena Collaboratory

During Design Miami, in the new pavilion designed by Rem Koolhaas/OMA and Atelier Marko Brajovic, Faena exhibited an installation showcasing the forthcoming Faena Forum.

  Faena Distric Miami Beach Model. Photo Nik Koenig. Image courtesy Faena
During Art Basel Miami Beach 2014 Faena inaugurated the Faena Collaboratory 2015, an architectural pavilion designed in collaboration with Rem Koolhaas/OMA and Atelier Marko Brajovic.
The Collaboratory features an installation of models, drawings, notes, and research that traces the creative process that has informed the design and development of Faena Forum and its role within the cultural ecology of Miami, nationally and internationally.
Faena Collaboratory installation. Photo Nik Koenig. Image courtesy Faena
Faena Collaboratory installation. Photo Nik Koenig. Image courtesy Faena
Designed by Rem Koolhaas/OMA, the Faena Forum, located at 33rd and Collins Avenue in Miami Beach, will open in December 2015.
The mission of Faena Forum is to catalyze experimentation within and across artistic disciplines and foster cross-cultural collaborations among artists throughout the Western Hemisphere.
Faena Forum model. Photo Nik Koenig. Image courtesy Faena
Faena Forum model. Photo Nik Koenig. Image courtesy Faena

The building, which is currently under construction, has been designed as a series of large flexible spaces that support the production of new projects, commissions, performances, and events. The building takes the form of a cylinder and cube. The cylinder, drawing inspiration from the Pantheon in Rome, is an open, soaring space rising 12 m to a dome that features a central glazed oculus.

It also features a walkway that spirals up the interior wall from street level to the oculus, providing a range of perspectives of the central space and access to presentation spaces throughout the building. The cube takes its inspiration from the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires and features two large spaces that interlock with each other and the dome that can be combined or subdivided to accommodate a range of installations and performative productions.

Faena Forum, 33rd and Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
Program: arts center
Architects: Rem Koolhaas/OMA
Client: Alan Faena
Completion: December 2015

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