Extension to the MOCA in Los Angeles

By:  | September - 15 - 2010

Italian architects Massimo Guidotti and Davide Albertini designed a mixed-use development for Downtown Los Angeles. The project would be located in front of the Walt Disney Concert Hall as a set of five towers linked by sky-plazas and bridges. The main intention of the proposal is to create an outdoor recreational area suspended above the city. The plaza is linked to the ground by a set of enclosed escalators and the towers’ cores.

Among the proposed programmatic elements, Guidotti and Albertini proposed an extension to the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), two office towers, hotel, residences, galleries, and fitness center. Each of the towers has a distinct envelope designed in relationship to the program, city views, and orientation. The museum tower appears as a solid volume covered by metal sheets with controlled openings while the residences are glass and steel towers that allow 360 degrees panoramic views of the city. The project is also equipped with the latest green technologies including rain water collection systems, wind turbines, and solar panels.

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