Rem Koolhaas Designs First Huge LA Project, The Plaza at Santa Monica


Rem Koolhaas is designing his first major project in Los Angeles.

The Dutch architect to the stars and his firm OMA has been hired to create a massive development in Santa Monica on Fourth and Arizona.

Renderings of the The Plaza at Santa Monica project will include office space “designed to create a hub for the growing tech industry”,  a 225-room boutique hotel “with unobstructed views of the city, beach and mountains,” a ground-level plaza, elevated terraces, a cultural venue “embedded at the heart of the building, with street level access and a dedicated park,” and “pedestrian improvements such as wide sidewalks, bike lanes, landscaping, street furniture and additional public parking”, reports Curbed.

Deals for the space should be finalized in 2014.

Koolaus is best known for winning the Pritzker Prize in 2008. He is responsible for designing Prada’s Beverly Hills store, as well as the Taipei Performing Arts Centre and Guggenheim Hermitage Museum in Las Vegas, among others.

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