The 41 residences designed by Brandon Haw are located on the beach at 34th Street and Collins Avenue in the heart of Miami’s most highly anticipated destination, the Faena District which features a perfect balance of exquisite residences, the uniquely luxurious Faena Hotel, innovative and immersive entertainment, destination shopping, as well as the remarkable Faena Forum—all by award-winning architects and designers: Foster + Partners, Rem Koolhaas/OMA, Bazmark, Studio Sofield and Raymond Jungles.
- 3425 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33140
- Developer: Faena Group
- Design Architect: Leitersdorf Haw
- Architecture Architect of Record: Nichols Brosch of Wurst Wolf & Associates
- Landscape Architect: Raymond Jungles
Building and Residences Features
- 41 Residences
- One to five bedrooms featuring 1,111 to 5,469 interior square feet
- Expansive balconies in all units from 295 to 1,700 exterior square feet
- A full-floor penthouse with over 8,000 square feet of interior space and 2,500 square feet of outdoor living space
- A duplex penthouse crowning the building featuring over 8,200 square feet and a 6,600 square foot private rooftop deck with an unparalleled ocean facing a 2,097 square foot infinity pool
- Private porte-cochere, valet parking and gallery in lobby
- Over 2,300 square foot private fitness center and spa
- Private pool and beach club, shared with the Classic Versailles
- Dedicated resident storage
- 10’ 6“ ceiling heights
- Full height glass sliding doors leading to spectacular 12’-15’ wide balconies in most units
- Custom Terrazzo flooring in main living areas and hardwood flooring in bedrooms
- Custom full height doors with high quality hardware and concealed hinges
- Master bedrooms with walk in closets, some featuring sitting areas and morning kitchens
- Private and semi-private elevators and entry vestibules
1 BR units – 1111 s.f. – from $2.3MLN
2BR units – 1599 s.f. -2,464 s.f. – from $3.9MLN-$6.3MLN
3BR units – 2,727 s.f. – from $8.2MLN
Architecture and Design
With the building of Faena Mar, we are creating a striking symbol of modernity. To realize my vision to create a new paradigm for living on the beach, I turned again to Brandon Haw, one of the most talented architects in the world and with whom we have successfully worked on the Aleph building in Buenos Aires and, more recently, on the spectacular Faena House in Miami. Brandon is someone I respect enormously and, as his work on Faena House shows, he and I place the same value on inside/outdoor living, on creating residences with sweeping vistas and grand terraces that ﬁll the heart with joy and the lungs with purifying ocean air. It’s a vision for Faena District Miami Beach that I have had in mind for years, and one that I am proud to share with you. – ALAN FAENA
Architecture and Design
Faena Mar has been designed to maximize views to the ocean, the bay and the Miami skyline, articulated by large sweeping terraces east and west—an abstraction of Roy F. France’s curved corners and rippling facades of the Classic building. As with a beautiful automobile or the human form, the building reveals itself both from afar and at the detail level. Curved-corner windows give a softness to the experience of interior living while revealing panoramas of the ocean and city. The curving sinuous balcony edges that wind around the building, rising and falling at strategic points, add a rhythmic modulation and richness to the form. Very much designed with proportion and scale in mind, the planning of the interior spaces dictated the rhythm of the expression found when looking at the building from the outside—an almost jazz-like composition results.
Calacutta marble floors and polished nickel finish fixtures in the master bathrooms add a subtle warmth. The dual vanity unit, carved from solid white marble, undulates in gentle sweeping curves, evoking once again the architecture of the building and creating a complete experience from outside to inside
Brandon Haw was a senior partner of the internationally renowned architectural practice, Foster+Partners. During his 26 years with the firm, he was responsible for many award-winning projects around the world including the Commerzbank headquarters building in Frankfurt Germany; the Hearst Tower in New York and numerous residential and office developments from Buenos Aires to London and New York including, most recently, Faena House in Miami. With a firm belief that good design can change people’s lives for the better, and that every designer carries with them the responsibility to not only create designs that function well but also lift the spirit, Haw decided to go independent in 2014 to set up his own practice, Brandon Haw Architecture, in Mies van der Rohe’s classic Seagram Building in New York. Haw has lectured internationally on the topic of cities and urbanism. He was educated in London where he received his bachelor’s degree in Architecture at the Bartlett School and later at Princeton University in the United States, where he gained his Master’s Degree.
Founded by Alan Faena, Faena Group specializes in the creation of one-of-a-kind holistic environments anchored in cultural experiences and socially responsible projects that integrate residences and hotels with art and cultural spaces. Faena Group is rooted in ideas and concepts that have the power to reshape and enhance our world. All of its projects are destination landmarks that inspire original thinking and cultural interaction.
Since 2000, Alan Faena has partnered with Len Blavatnik, a business leader with global interests in natural resources, media, entertainment, telecommunications, and real estate; together they have transformed an abandoned stretch of property, the docklands of Puerto Madero, into one of the most valuable pieces of real estate in Latin America. The Faena Group’s success in Argentina has consolidated the company’s expertise in urban development. In 2015, Miami Beach will see the launch of the first phase of the Faena Group’s global expansion