Urban Design / Tech Campus.
Los Angeles, CA.
Located in the historic industrial part of Los Angeles and adjacent to Chinatown and Union Station, half of the site sit’s zoning is slated to change to mixed use while the other half remains industrial. Currently, it sits as a walled off industrial warehouses.
To make the site relevant again, our design attempts to connect the site back into the Urban tissue while providing a campus that is both a place and destination with a 24 hr cycles of use. On the pedestrian main street, the Hotel, Residential and Innovation labs provide an active street edge. Parking will be housed in the Podium level allowing the site to gradually slope upward to where the views are better. On the rail edge of the project, the offices are lifted by the podium and have substantially better views even though each building is 3~4 stories high. All Most buildings are layered such that much of the roof surface areas are accessible and usable. In the center of the site is the Red Train meeting center. A nod back to LA’s history light rail system that connected much of the surrounding suburbs to Historic Downtown LA.