H Architecture, P. C. 

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MONTEREY PARK PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

An elevated landscaped plaza, free from vehicular disturbance, allows easy pedestrian circulation among the various buildings, which mark the periphery of the site with double-skin mesh membrane exteriors. The continuous curvilinearity in the building placement not only creates a monolithic presence of the complex, but also provides visitors and residents optimum views toward downtown Los Angeles and the surrounding regions. Also connecting the program is a continuous sloped roof, representing the trajectory gestures of a music conductor, which culminates over the performance hall. An infinity wall between the performing stage and the landscaped plaza transforms the hall into an indoor/outdoor theater offering an innovative audience experience. Located eight miles from downtown Los Angeles, MPPAC aims to become a complex which will serve the local Asian community and the southern California area as the epicenter for international pop culture and arts.

Type:

Public, Cultural, Workplace, Commercial, Hospitality, Residential

Area:

1,144,348 sq.ft. (106,313 sq.m.)

Monterey Park, U.S.A.

Location:

Year:

2008