NBWW is excited to be a central part of this groundbreaking project, in both the Classic and Contemporary Versailles additions!
A Miami masterplan.
By Giovanna Dunmall
The first thing that catches my eye at Faena Miami Beach is not its cool, modernist architecture but a blue-and-gold mosaic on the floor with a swirly F at its centre. F stands for Faena; more specifically, Alan Faena, the Argentinian cultural impresario and real estate wizard behind the hotel and wider Faena district, a luxurious arts-centric neighbourhood between the Atlantic Ocean beachfront and Indian Creek river.
The Faena project is the latest and most imposing phase in the renaissance of a resort town previously renowned as a haven for retirees, Cuban exiles and tourists. It started with the arrival of Art Basel in South Beach in 2002 and was cemented with the launch of Design Miami three years later. Recent big-name hotel openings (such as the Edition.. an NBWW project… and Thompson) have shifted the beach’s centre of gravity northwards but it’s the Faena district’s gleaming new towers, fine mid-century building revamps and clever cultural programming that its charismatic mastermind believes will put this previously sleepy and neglected section of Mid-Beach on the map.
…Aside from the Faena hotel (formerly the Saxony) there are other existing heritage buildings on site: the Art Deco former Versailles hotel (due to become the Faena Versailles Classic residential complex … NBWW, design architects and AoR) and the Spanish-colonial style Casa Claridge’s that now offers charming boutique lodgings.
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