Faena Park Automated Parking Structure
Miami Beach, FL
Parking in style takes center stage at Faena Park, the automated parking structure serving the famed Faena Forum arts center (also built by Layton). 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 structure features two glass-enclosed elevators, one for cars and the other for valets.
The project presented major technical challenges, including tremie slab construction - an underwater concrete pour intended to seal off the bottom of an excavation to be successfully de-watered.