3 Development Projects Rising In Los Angeles

ARCHITECTURE + DESIGN | BY | January 23, 2018
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Designed by CallisonRTKL, Oceanwide Plaza, which will debut in early 2019, will include a 166,000-square-foot retail and restaurant space, twin towers housing the Residences at Oceanwide Plaza and the five-star, 184-room Park Hyatt Los Angeles hotel. Topping off the hotel is the Park Hyatt Los Angeles Residences featuring 164 luxury homes custom-designed by Studio Munge. Layouts offer one to three bedrooms, with half-floor and duplex penthouses starting on the 50th floor. On the corner of 11th and Figueroa streets, the location offers access to the Staples Center and all of downtown’s offerings.

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Construction is set to begin this year on the long-awaited Grand Avenue Project designed by Frank Gehry. The development, a collaboration between Related California and the Los Angeles Grand Avenue Authority, will bring a second quintessentially Gehry building to the city’s cultural core. The design uses block-like shapes to create structures resembling stairs, turning and projecting in dynamic forms across the 9-acre site. The complex, which is slated for completion in 2022, will sit directly east of Gehry’s famed Walt Disney Concert Hall, which opened in 2003.

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Sited opposite L.A. Live and the Staples Center, the Hazens L.A. Center will create a new residential, hospitality and retail hub. Developed by Shenzhen Hazens Real Estate Group, the 49-story residential tower, designed by Steinberg, will include 435 condominium units, while the 29-story Gensler-designed W Hotel will anchor the southern corner of the site. A public plaza and podium draw inspiration from the mountain and cityscape views featuring tree-lined terraces and meandering trails. Construction is planned for two phases with the hotel breaking ground this year.

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