Photo © Augusta Quirk
Photo © Augusta Quirk
Photo © Augusta Quirk
Photo © Augusta Quirk

Santa Monica Garages

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Locatie
Santa Monica
Jaar
2010
Kosten
Undisclosed
Verhalen
Undisclosed

The firm was commissioned to design improvements to eight parking garages surrounding the popular 3rd Street Promenade of Santa Monica. The improvements include new facades, improved pedestrian access, sculptural signage by Cliff Garten Studio and other public artists, enhanced LED lighting for safety and aesthetics, and ground floor retail. The projects will afford a much more convivial and welcoming experience for residents and for the millions of visitors the city receives each year. Green elements include the installation of solar panel equipped overhead canopies on the top parking levels, providing cooling shade for vehicles and pedestrians as well as electric energy for the complex and city. The redesign of the garages will preserve the iconic steel mesh signage created by Frank Gehry, while updating many other aesthetic and function features such as the installation of bike racks and bicycle-oriented retail along the ground floor corners, activating the street edges of the structures and encouraging Santa Monicans and visitors to participate in a multimodal, green future. Pugh + Scarpa project.

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