OMA will design plaza at santa monica
 
OMA will design plaza at santa monica OMA will design plaza at santa monica
jul 15, 2013

OMA will design plaza at santa monica

OMA will design plaza at santa monica
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OMA has been selected to realize a mixed-use complex in downtown santa monica. ‘the plaza at santa monica’, conceived with johannes van tilburg, banvard & soderbergh, is a 400,000+ square foot (37,000 square meter) project that is set to house a number of commercial programs including a boutique hotel, restaurants, retail, an open-air market, and extensive parking parking; it will have approximately 1,220 spots. the team’s community outreach program was one of their winning points in which their proposal sees the main square hosting a number of cultural and athletic activities, including a water feature which will function as an ice rink during winter months. the design itself is composed of a series of rotated and angled layers that emerge from the site in a way that allows the ground plane to echo through the building. a series of terraces steps up to the 225-room hotel, which crowns the complex. this is the first large-scale  project in the region for rem koolhaas and his office.

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