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Faena Forum To Open In Miami Beach In December 2015

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Faena Art has announced it plans to build a new arts and cultural center in Miami Beach. 

The 50,000 square-foot building, which was designed by Rem Koolhaas and Netherlands-based architectural firm Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA), will be located on Collins Avenue and 33rd Street.

It won't be built with a typical square design, though. Instead, one half of the building will be shaped like a cylinder, with a 40-foot high ceiling similar to a dome. The second half will be shaped like a cube. 

The center is just one of several projects headed by Faena Art for its Faena District Miami Beach, an arts hub that will be similar to Faena Art Buenos Aires in Argentina.

The Miami Beach rendition will encompass seven blocks on Collins Avenue. The hub will include new oceanfront residences, a hotel, a park, a marina, and a marketplace. 

The Faena Forum is expected to open in December 2015.