WAN Awards 2018


WAN Jobs
News Review
WAN Urban Challenge
WAN Awards
Previous Next

Faena House, Miami, United States

Tuesday 23 Jul 2013

Fostering a new neighbourhood in Miami

Faena House by Foster + Partners in Miami, United States
Images: Foster + Partners 
Faena House by Foster + Partners in Miami, United States Faena House by Foster + Partners in Miami, United States Faena House by Foster + Partners in Miami, United States Faena House by Foster + Partners in Miami, United States Faena House by Foster + Partners in Miami, United States Faena House by Foster + Partners in Miami, United States
Your comments on this project

No. of Comments: 2

Add comments | More comments

02/08/13 AZ, Miami
Nice renderings but reality is unless they bolt down the outdoor furniture, those terraces will be bare most of the time. Residents will quickly discover that they cannot leave the furniture out as weather conditions change rapidly and with that much exposure, any pieces left out, unless very heavy or bolted, will take flight.
Click for more ...
30/07/13 Gladys Margarita Diaz, Miami
If one believes architecture is one of the arts, this is a work of art.
If one purchases art and is a collector , one can say a space in this property qualifies as a collector quality purchase.

In our architecture-focused real estate practice, we view properties as Architecture For Sale. The Faena House project in Miami Beach is not just an investment in square footage and location, but one is acquiring the highest standard of residential architecture.

What are your thoughts?
Click for more ...

Construction continues on Foster + Partners-designed Faena House in Miami Beach 

With the announcement of the RIBA Stirling Prize shortlist last week, the architecture world reconsidered the concept of ‘streets in the sky’ through the Park Hill redevelopment in Sheffield. The original Park Hill scheme sported a system of wide communal channels which, despite attempts to foster community, succumbed to a wave of crime.

Today we bring you the latest images of Foster + Partner’s Faena House development in Miami which is currently under construction and destined for completion in autumn 2014. This condominium block takes a slightly more private approach with its ‘verandas in the sky’ system, each residential unit enjoying generous outdoor spaces but this time in private with dining or sunbathing options.

The Faena House project incorporates 47 oceanfront condominiums over 18 storeys, including a full-floor duplex penthouse with a private interior lift, rooftop pool and cabana. Residents are welcomed by native planting and lily ponds which cool the entrance spaces and give a calming vibe.

South American developer Alan Faena explains: “We are creating far more than a real estate project in Miami Beach. We are curating a new neighbourhood, with the most exceptional team of talent from around the world. We believe Faena House will be the cornerstone of a neighbourhood that is the new paradigm of the Miami lifestyle, one where design, refined hospitality and culture converge.”

As Faena alludes to, the Foster + Partners-designed residential scheme is part of a wider development involving an arts centre, retail complex and high-tech parking garage, all designed by OMA. 

Key Facts

Status Concept design
Value 0(m€)
Foster + Partners

More projects by this architect

Venice Architecture Biennale Pavilions

Tech Spot #101: Node


Murray Hotel


Marseille Airport extension

Apple Park Visitor Center

Ocean Terminal

Apple Michigan Avenue

MOL Campus

Bloomberg’s European HQ


Tech Spot #89: NASA 3D Printed Habitat Challenge

Ourense FFCC Station

Circular Quay Tower

PennFirst Hospital

Tech Spot #83: 3D printing

Upper Orwell Crossings

Apple HQ


Jabal Omar Development Project

Varso Tower

Prado Museum competition

Children’s Hospital

Snowdon Aviary

The Towers

Resources University

Ferring HQ

New Slussen Masterplan

Red Hook

Maggie’s Cancer Centre

New Norton Museum of Art

One Hundred East Fifty Third Street

Mixed-use tower

Musée de la Romanité

Maspero Triangle District

Tech Spot #22: Mars Habitat design competition

Rwandan Droneports

Porcelanosa showroom refurbishment

Thames Hub Airport

Expo 2015 UAE Pavilion

Jeddah transport system

Wessel Casa-Port Phase Two

100 east 53rd

Mexico City International Airport

RMK Headquarters

Yacht Club de Monaco

Hankook Technodome

30 St Mary Axe

First and Mission Towers

Maggie’s Centre at The Christie

551 West 21st Street

Norton Museum of Art

Bund Finance Centre

SSE Hydro Arena

The Bow

Lenbachhaus Museum

Apple HQ

Queen Alia International Airport

Vieux Port Pavilion

ME Hotel

Faena Aleph Residences

The Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts

New York Public Library

50 United Nations Plaza

Interview: Vishaan Chakrabarti

Grand Central Terminal Masterplan

425 Park Avenue Tower

Hongqiao Vantone SunnyWorld Centre

Cuba School of Dance

Musee de la Romanitee Narbonne

Shanghai Bund International Financial Centre

Datong Art Museum

Vieux Port

Hearst Tower

Masdar City

Jameson House

Thames Hub

Thames Hub

Virgin Galactic Gateway to Space

Kuwait International Airport

Edmond J. Safra Campus, Hebrew University


Slussen Waterfront

CITIC Bank Headquarters

Washington Convention Center

BMCE branches

Zayed National Museum

Harmon Hotel

Art of the Americas Wing, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Faustino Winery

VietinBank Business Centre

Sperone Westwater Gallery

Banco Ciudad de Buenos Aires

Fortaleza Hall


Langley Academy


Quatermile Phase 1

Campus Biometropolis


980 Madison Avenue, New York

Vivaldi Tower

Incheon Free Economic Zone

Beijing International Airport

Heathrow Terminal 2

Walbrook Square

Spaceport America

Russia Tower

The Zénith

Slussen Regeneration Masterplan

Aurelis Mixed Use Complex

Camp Nou

Riva Hotel

UAE Pavilion, Shanghai Expo 2010

Capella Resort

Hermitage Plaza

The John Spoor Broome Library


Russia Tower

Hearst Tower

Al Faisaliah Tower 2

Robert and Arlene Kogod Courtyard, Smithsonian Institution

The Aleph

The Walbrook

Ruskin Square

U2 Tower

Clarence Hotel

Black Sea Gardens

Rimini Waterfront

State Street Corporation Fenway Entrance

Ernst & Young Headquarters

Elephant House, Copenhagen Zoo

Parke-Bernet Gallery, Upper East Side

The Willis Building

The Dolder Grand Hotel

The Index

Beijing Airport

Capella Singapore

Crystal Island

Black Sea Gardens

Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts

United Arab Emirates Pavilion

Abu Dhabi Plaza

Beach Road

Camp Nou Stadium

Capital Airport

The New Mexico Spaceport Authority Building

Dresden Station Redevelopment

Living Wall

Mixed use tower

Faustino Winery, Gumiel de Izan

Masdar Development

Editorial - Wembley Stadium

Seattle Civic Square

Clarence Hotel, Dublin

980 Madison

Khan Shatyry Entertainment Centre

980 Madison

The Bow

Lenbachhaus Museum

Serrenia residential resort and hotel

Elephant House at Copenhagen zoo

Hearst Tower

Central Market scheme

Leslie L. Dan Pharmacy Building

Tower Two

Palace of Peace

Milano Santa Giulia

St Paul’s Church, Onslow Square

Walbrook Square

Sainsbury Center for Visual Arts

Reinventing Cities

Click here to view the NEWS IN PICTURES tablet site