Faena Forum

Size:
153,000 SF

Location:
Miami Beach, FL

The famed Faena Forum in Miami Beach is the striking centerpiece of the Faena District West of Collins, a unique locale that stretches between Indian Creek and the Atlantic beachfront. The development dynamically integrates cultural, residential, hotel, retail, culinary and public environments.

The Forum includes a 51,000 SF arts center, 7,000 SF performance hall, 32,000 SF retail center, and a 63,000 SF parking structure.

The center 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, the 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 or in combination for a variety of uses.

The interior features a lobby amphitheater sporting Rosa Portugal pink marble floors and includes a technical set-up for surround projections.

Below the cylinder, an exterior plaza along Collins Avenue was created. 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.

Parking takes center stage at Faena Park. Like the Forum, the parking garage is composed of pre-cast concrete panels with slanted, geometric perforations to provide air circulation and glimpses of the cars stacked inside.

The center of the Layton-built Faena Forum is divided into two volumes - a cylinder that accommodates gathering spaces and a cube of hotel and meeting rooms.

The Layton-built Faena Forum's interior features a lobby amphitheater sporting Rosa Portugal pink marble floors and includes a technical set-up for surround projections.
Inside the Faena Forum, the drum-shaped volume is topped by a domed ceiling with a glazed oculus in its center.
Faena Forum's pristine white concrete facade with boasts 350 intricately fitted windows. The form work for the windows required extensive use of BIM by Layton Construction.
Parking in style takes center stage at Faena Park, the automated parking structure serving the famed Faena Forum arts center (also built by Layton Construction).