Foster + Partners have released new images of the luxurious, 18-story Faena House currently being constructed in Miami. Argentinean developer Alan Faena, who is best known for transforming Buenos Aires’ abandoned Puerto Madero neighborhood into the city’s most vital culture center, commissioned the project, which will mark the first phase of the anticipated Faena District in Miami Beach. Once complete, the district will include a five-star hotel, a large and versatile Arts Center, an OMA-designed parking complex, a luxury retail complex, and a marina.
“We are creating far more than a real estate project in Miami Beach. We are curating a new neighborhood, with the most exceptional team of talent from around the world,” said Alan Faena. “We believe Faena House will be the cornerstone of a neighborhood that is the new paradigm of the Miami lifestyle, one where design, refined hospitality and culture converge.”
Faena House, with 50% of its condos already under contract, is scheduled completion for fall 2014. It offers 47, one to five bedroom residences that each feature an expansive, wraparound terrace, floor to ceiling window wall and door systems, along with nautically inspired kitchens and custom bathrooms designed by the architects themselves in collaboration with Molteni & C and Permasteelisa Interiors.