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Edit request from Andreyfurma, 14 September 2011[edit]

LAST PARAGRAPH CURRENTLY ON SITE:

Though Faena's future development plans have (HAVE NEEDS TO BE CHANGED TO “HAD”) been affected by the international real estate crisis that erupted in 2008, the El Aleph complex has been garnering the second-highest sale prices in Buenos Aires: around US$5,400 per square meter (US$500 per sq ft).[3]

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The most recent Faena Art District project, opened September 2011, involves the transformation of another early 20th century building: Los Molinos, which houses the new Faena Art Center with exhibitions by Ernesto Neto and many more artists of international acclaim. In addition, Aleph Residences, the first project in Latin America by British architect Norman Foster, is set to open in 2012.

Alan Faena is a member of the Tate International Committee and the Tate Latin American Acquisitions Committee. He created the F Award for the Arts in 2006: a program that awards subsidies for interdisciplinary projects designed by emerging local artists.


Andreyfurma (talk) 20:27, 14 September 2011 (UTC)

Dear Sir or Madam,

Here is supporting evidence for the changes I requested yesterday, on September 15 2011.

http://www.tate.org.uk/about/tatereport/2006/business/donations2.htm

LAST PARAGRAPH CURRENTLY ON SITE Though Faena's future development plans have (HAVE NEEDS TO BE CHANGED TO “HAD”) been affected by the international real estate crisis that erupted in 2008, the El Aleph complex has been garnering the second-highest sale prices in Buenos Aires: around US$5,400 per square meter (US$500 per sq ft).[3]

NEEDS TO BE ADDED BELOW ABOVE PARAGRAPH The most recent Faena Art District project, opened September 2011, involves the transformation of another early 20th century building: Los Molinos, which houses the new Faena Art Center with exhibitions by Ernesto Neto and many more artists of international acclaim.

Source: http://www.faenaartscenter.org/

In addition, Aleph Residences, the first project in Latin America by British architect Norman Foster, is set to open in 2012. Source: http://www.fosterandpartners.com/Projects/1337/Default.aspx

Alan Faena is a member of the Tate International Committee and the Tate Latin American Acquisitions Committee.

Source:(http://www.tate.org.uk/about/tatereport/2006/business/donations2.htm)

He created the F Award for the Arts in 2006: a program that awards subsidies for interdisciplinary projects designed by emerging local artists.

Source:(http://tmagazine.blogs.nytimes.com/tag/alan-faena/) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Andreyfurma (talkcontribs) 15:27, 15 September 2011 (UTC)

Supporting quote for exhibition by Ernesto Neto at Faena Art Center: No mês de setembro, será inaugurado mais um dos empreendimentos do argentino Alan Faena, em Puerto Madero, na cidade de Buenos Aires, o Faena Art Center. O espaço é dedicado à cultura e terá, em sua abertura, a exposição do artista plástico brasileiro Ernesto Neto.

SOURCE: O Globo Newspaper ( Article by Suzana Velasco – 08/07/2011) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Andreyfurma (talkcontribs) 16:04, 15 September 2011 (UTC)

All done. 2012 claim is in the fugure, so per WP:CRYSTAL, that will need reliable published sources before it can be added. --Lexein (talk) 16:47, 15 September 2011 (UTC)

Edit request on 29 January 2013[edit]

To whomever is allowed editing access to the Alan Faena Wikipedia page,

I am interested in updating this Wikipedia page with more accurate information on Alan Faena's personal/professional background, as well as adding information on one of his future projects. I have provided very detailed (and accurate) changes with considerable references below to support said updates. PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS/CONCERNS/IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO CONNECT WITH ME DIRECTLY ON ANY OF THE BELOW. I can code the entire page for your review, if you should prefer.

1. TOP SYNOPOSIS

CURRENTLY READS: Alan Faena (1965 - ) is a prominent Argentine fashion designer and real estate developer.

PLEASE MAKE THE FOLLOWING ADDITIONS: Alan Faena (born in 1965) is a prominent Argentinean hotelier, real estate developer, businessman, philanthropist and founder/president of the Faena Group.

2.LIFE AND TIMES

  • THIS SECTION SHOULD BE NOW SPLIT INTO TWO SEPARATE SECTIONS: "EARLY LIFE" AND "CAREER"

CURRENTLY READS: LIFE AND TIMES: Faena was born to a Syrian Argentine family in Buenos Aires, in 1965. His parents became prosperous textile manufacturers and in 1985, Faena established Vía Vai (a casual wear design label and boutique).[1] Vía Vai prospered, and by the late 1990s, the firm's 40 outlets in Argentina and numerous others in Brazil, Chile, France and Italy grossed around US$30 million in net sales. Faena sold the chain in the year 2000, after which he relocated to the resort city of Punta del Este, Uruguay. Capital from the sale of Vía Vai allowed him to approach renowned French designer Philippe Starck with a concept for the creation of a hotel, residential and cultural complex in the newly renovated Puerto Madero docklands of Buenos Aires. This association, in turn, secured the interest of New York-based Russian developer Len Blavatnik, who made US$100 million available for the development of the "Faena Arts District."[1] The first segment of the district, the Faena Hotel+Universe, was opened in 2004, and in 2005, Puerto Madero lots were purchased for the development of El Aleph, a residential and cultural complex, and El Molino, residences built in a former silo and designed by Norman Foster.[1][2] These investments were followed in 2008 by the purchase of the Hotel Lago Moreno, in scenic Bariloche, for the purpose of a similar (though smaller), cultural, hotel and residential complex in that Andes range city.[3] Though Faena's future development plans had been affected by the international real estate crisis that erupted in 2008, the El Aleph complex has been garnering the second-highest sale prices in Buenos Aires: around US$5,400 per square meter (US$500 per sq ft).[4] The most recent Faena Art District project, opened in September 2011, involves the transformation of another early 20th century building: Los Molinos, which houses the new Faena Arts Center with exhibitions by Ernesto Neto and many more artists of international acclaim.[5][6] Faena is a member of the Tate International Committee and the Tate Latin American Acquisitions Committee.[7] He created the "F Awards for the Arts" in 2006: a program that awards subsidies for interdisciplinary projects designed by emerging local artists.[8]

PLEASE SPLIT THIS SECTION INTO "EARLY LIFE" AND "CAREER", AND EDIT THE CONTENT WITH THE FOLLOWING CHANGES/REFERENCES.

Early Life[edit]

Eldest son of prosperous textile manufacturers, at the age of eighteen Faena founded Via Vai in 1985, a label that revolutionized the concept of fashion and design in South America.[1]

Career[edit]

In 1996, Faena sold his company and after 4 sabbatical years approached French designer Phillippe Starck with a concept for the creation of a hospitality, residential and cultural complex in the abandoned docklands of Buenos Aires.[2] This association secured the interest of New York-based business magnate Len Blavatnik, who became a partner in the development of the first “Faena District” neighborhood, now one of the most affluent neighborhood in Buenos Aires. Blavatnik is also Faena’s partner for the upcoming Faena District in Miami.[3]

The first segment of the district in Buenos Aires, the Faena Hotel, opened in 2004. In 2005, Puerto Madero lots were purchased for the development of residential compounds including Portenia I, Portenia 2, Los Molinos and Faena Aleph Residences, the latter Foster+Partners’ first project in Latin America completed in 2012.[4] [5] The Faena Arts Center [NOTE: this Wiki page is currently being made], which opened in September 2011, was created as a cultural center dedicated to exhibitions and site-specific works with a strong interdisciplinary focus.[6]

Plans are currently underway for the development of the Faena District in Miami Beach in late 2014. The district will offer luxury residences at the Faena House, designed by Foster+Partners and which broke ground January 2013.[7] [8] It will also include the new Faena Grand Hôtel Saxony, conversion of the historic 1948 Saxony Hotel by the celebrated Roman and Williams architectural team. Pritzker-Prize winning architect Rem Koolhaas and OMA will design a series of projects including the Faena Sphere Art Center, Faena Bazaar (conversion of the historic Atlantic hotel) and Arts-in-Residence Center and Faena Park (a state-of the art automated parking complex).[9] The district will be landscaped by Miami-based firm Raymond Jungles.[10]

References[edit]

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External Links[edit]

5. INFO BOX: CURRENTLY READS: Occupation: Clothing, real estate development PLEASE CHANGE TO: Occupation: Clothing, real estate development, hotelier, fine art


Alixdana (talk) 17:09, 29 January 2013 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 6 August 2014 from Faena PR team[edit]

Please change: "Alan Faena (born in 1963) is an Argentinean hotelier, real estate developer, and founder/president of the Faena Group." to "Alan Faena (born 1963) is an Argentine hotelier and the founder/president of the Faena Group. A revolutionary at heart and one of the most visionary leaders in South America, he has undertaken the transformation of key abandoned areas in two major international cities (Miami Beach/Buenos Aires) within three different industries: hospitality, art, and urbanism. In 2004, he created the Faena District in Buenos Aires, Argentina: an urban oasis that redefined the experience of living in a metropolis by merging the elements of art, sustainable architecture, and cutting-edge technology. The Faena Group has offices in Buenos Aires, New York, and Miami. Alan Faena splits his time between Miami Beach, Buenos Aires, and his residence in Punta del Elste, Uruguay. He has been featured in the Financial Times, Forbes, the Miami Herald, The Wall Street Journal Magazine, and more." because

Please change the format to the following categories: Contents:

  1. Early Life
  2. Career
  3. Faena Buenos Aires (but indent)
  4. Faena Miami Beach (but indent)
  5. Faena Group
  6. References

Please update the biography section, "Biography. Eldest son of prosperous textile manufacturers, Faena founded the Via Vai fashion label in 1985.[1] He sold the company in 1996. Four years later he approached French designer Phillippe Starck with a proposal to create a hospitality, residential, and cultural complex in the abandoned docklands of Buenos Aires.[2] They formed a partnership with New York-based businessman Len Blavatnik to develop the first "Faena District" neighborhood in Buenos Aires. Blavatnik is also Faena’s partner for the upcoming Faena District Miami Beach.[3]

The first segment of the district in Buenos Aires, the Faena Hotel, opened in 2004. In 2005, Puerto Madero lots were purchased for the development of residential compounds including Portenia I, Portenia 2, Los Molinos and Faena Aleph Residences. The latter was Foster and Partners' first project in Latin America, completed in 2012.[4][5] The Faena Arts Center, which opened in September 2011,is a cultural center dedicated to exhibitions and site-specific works with a strong interdisciplinary focus.[6]

Plans are currently underway for the development of the Faena District Miami Beach in late 2014. Construction started in January 2013.[7][8] It will also include a new hotel, a conversion of the historic 1948 Saxony Hotel, and other projects such as an arts center, bazaar, arts-in-residence center, and car park.[9] The district will be landscaped by Miami-based firm Raymond Jungles.[10]"

to

"Early Life:

The eldest son of successful textile manufacturers, Alan Faena founded the fashion label, Via Vai at the age of 18, a fashion label that revolutionized the concept of fashion, brands and design in South America. After managing the brand for over a decade, he left the fashion world in 2000 and returned to Buenos Aires with the intention of revolutionizing the cultural, social, and real estate industries of the country with the creation of a new hub for arts and culture. It was at this moment in time that he was inspired to realize his long-time dream: the transformation of Puerto Madero.

Career: Faena Buenos Aires: Alan frequently took long walks by the Puerto Madero region of Buenos Aires, having lived and worked by the abandoned port area, which had no streets, sidewalks, or significant infrastructure. He was deeply moved by the beauty and proportions of two impressive turn of the century buildings, particularly the old mill, and realized the potential this forsaken port area held for the city of Buenos Aires. He wanted to create a hotel unlike any other in Buenos Aires. While skeptics’ thought the transformation of the port area would never succeed, in just ten years, and due to Faena's conviction, Puerto Madero became the most sought after and expensive real state property in the country.

Faena Miami Beach: Ever since the transformation of Puerto Madero, the Faena district in Buenos Aires has become an example of what an ideal city could be, and in 2015, Alan Faena, with long-time business partner Len Blavatnik, will introduce the first phase of Faena Miami Beach, the first location of the international expansion of the Faena Group.

Bringing together some of the greatest creative talents of the 20th century and encompassing seven blocks on Collins Avenue, Faena Miami Beach includes: Faena House, the impressive and record-breaking luxury oceanfront residences designed by Brandon Haw (Foster + Partners) and the highly anticipated Faena Hotel Miami Beach, brought to life by the multi-award winning couple, Baz Luhrmann and Catherine Martin, followed by the unveiling of the Faena Arts Center, Artists-in-Residence, Park, Marina, and Bazaar all designed by Pritzker Prize winning Rem Koolhaas and OMA, framed by the lush landscaping of Raymond Jungles later that year. Faena Miami Beach will also include two additional hotels, The Versailles, re-designed by the celebrated British designer Thomas Heatherwick and the Casa Claridge Hotel.

Alan Faena remains true to the mission of creating inspiring cultural communities with curated mix of hotels, residences, exhibition spaces, retail, restaurants and the best entertainment, come together to create neighborhoods that redefine the way we live in cities.

Faena Group Founded by Alan Faena, Faena Group is a pioneer in its field, a thriving business that 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. The projects it develops are platforms for personal expression and cultural interaction, destination landmarks that inspire original thinking. 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 Buenos Aires.

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."


Taylormaatman (talk) 18:36, 6 August 2014 (UTC)

X mark.svg Not done for three reasons

  1. The language is far too promotional
  2. It is entirely unsourced
  3. It is a copyright violation from Faena.com - Arjayay (talk) 09:01, 8 August 2014 (UTC)