The 670 Mesquit – Los Angeles Arts District
The Arts District is experiencing a rapid renaissance, drawing creatives from all fields from fine arts to engineering. We have asked ourselves if we can renew the arts district by embracing rather than replacing the qualities that have spawned this unique urban culture.
We have imagined a hybrid of two unique local typologies: the downtown warehouse and the case-study house. Like a flexible framework the project operates on two scales: the big bare bones of the buildings and the human-scale completion for its individual inhabitants.
The freedom of the warehouse loft meets the individual customization of the stick-built case study house. As a gateway to the Arts District and the LA river, it will constitute a major step toward reclaiming and transforming the river bank into a vital new urban landscape that can be enjoyed and appreciated by residents and visitors to this vibrant part of Los Angeles.
Location: Los Angeles, California
Partners-in-charge: Bjarke Ingels, Thomas Christoffersen
Project leaders: Jakob Henke, Sanam Salek
Team: Juan David Ramirez, Wells Barber, Sijia Zhou, Derek Landon Wong, Mateusz Wieckowski-Gawron, Ella den Elzen, Yixin Li, Lasse Kristensen, Ovidiu Munteanu, Terry Chew
Client: RCS-VE LLC
Type: Mixed use, Office Building, Residential,Retail