The plaza at Santa Monica, USA design by OMA

Status: Competition 2013
Architects: OMA
Client: City of Santa Monica
Location: 4th/5th and Arizona, Downtown Santa Monica
Site: 112,000 SF

Partner-in-Charge: Shohei Shigematsu
Team: Rami Abou Khalil, Darien Williams, Adam Frampton, Yolanda do Campo, Patrick Hobgood, Monica Freundt, Ian Mills with Caroline Corbett, Simona Solorzano, Sean Billy Kizy, Ian Watchorn

Lead Development Partner: Metropolitan Pacific Capital, Inc.
Co- Developer: Clarett West Development
Financial/ Equity Partner: DLJ Real Estate Capital Partners
Local Architect: Van Tilberg, Banvard, and Soderbergh, AIA
Landscape Architects: Olin
Community Space Management:Biederman Redevelopment Venture Corp

The building integrates a ground level plaza and elevated terraces that provide an additional 56,500 sf of programmable open space compared to the original site. These public spaces are capable of hosting a wide range of outdoor programming, including a market galleria and the existing public ice rink. A cultural venue is embedded at the heart of the building, with street level access and a dedicated park.

The site will be anchored by office spaces designed to create a hub for the growing tech industry within the greater Los Angeles area. The office complex will be supported by a boutique hotel offering 225 rooms with unobstructed views of the city, beach and mountains. The project will also provide pedestrian improvements such as wide sidewalks, bike lanes, landscaping, street furniture and additional public parking.

Source: OMA
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