28th April 2020
by Will Speros
Australian developer Crown Group has revealed plans for a new residential-and-hotel tower in Downtown Los Angeles. Sydney-based firm Koichi Takada Architects will spearhead the design of the 43-story skyscraper, known as 1111 Hill Street. The project is slated for completion in 2024.
The design of the building will reflect Crown Group’s philosophy of looking ahead toward the future. The façade will reference California’s iconic redwood trees and feature a dramatic street canopy that will transform the lower stretch of the building into a “breathing green wall” aimed at improving air quality. In addition to luxe residences, the tower will be home to a 160-key hotel.
“It is our desire, through a nature-inspired approach to architecture, to transform an old warehouse district into a living breathing neighborhood in LA,” says architect Koichi Takada, principal of his eponymous firm. “We want to humanize tall buildings, to celebrate the pedestrian activities and consider how people experience it. We want our tall building designs to be more engaging for the public, and to contribute to the community by activating and creating a connection with the neighborhood.”
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