Located in one the most prominent and visible corners of Downtown Los Angeles, Olympic Tower will house a variety of uses (Retail, Offices, Hotel and Condominiums) compatible with the existing urban enviroment. The project has been conceived (along Olympic Boulevard) as a metaphorical window salutation to the Entertainment area (LA Live, Staples Center, Nokia Center, etc.) while creating a South facing landscaped elevated open atrium housing the Condominium amenities and Hotel open lobby . The 58-story iconic building is designed as a monumental urban tree (vertical gardens integrated into a kaleidoscope-like landmark) where real vegetation is combined with digitized landscape and graphic art images, growing along its structural grid contained within its double glass surface.
At the street level the project is pedestrian-friendly, utilizing the side alley to provide all the vehicular access to the different functions and levels while maintaining the sidewalks and parkways along Figueroa Street and Olympic Boulevard for the exclusive use of pedestrain traffic and potentially sidewalk seating. The Retail ground level and upper two floors are designed to encourge the flowing connection to the pedestrain traffic by waving its storefronts and accesses to the main lobbies . The building design recognizes its adjacency to the Historic Figueroa Hotel by detaching the tower above the hotel roof level, while the Olympic Tower Figueroa Street’s facade is designed in more sensitive scale, addressing the first levels of the tower to be more compatible to the scale of the hotel architecture lower levels . Following City of LA new regulations allowing the substitution of the helipads by special fire requirments, the building design provides a fire elevator all the way up to the top of the building where roof top amenities are located.
1. Steel exoskeleton with exterior structure.
2. Glass envelope provided by Sage glass.
3. ThyssenKrupp elevators.
4. Stackable parking by CityLift Parking
5. Aluminum storefront and doors by Kawneer.
6. Dekton exterior veneers and porcelain floors by Cosentino.
7. Lighting by King Span Light and v2 lighting .
8. Accurate (METAL PANES).
9. View rail (stairs and railing ) .