Developers on Thursday filed an application with the City of Los Angeles to build a $ 500 million high-rise, 22-story high-rise and “creative office campus” on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood called “The Star.”
The 500,000-square-foot project is proposed on a group of parcels just east of the Sunset and Gower Street intersections. The parties are currently housing a number of office buildings and a parking lot, and developers say the new project would be the largest new office building in Hollywood.
“As Hollywood is the birthplace of the entertainment industry, The Star’s prime location on Sunset Boulevard and its unique design are a unique opportunity for a larger company to make a bold statement and proudly plant their flag in the rightful home of entertainment in LA, ” he said. Edgar Khalatian, representing the developer, The Star LLC.
The developers bought the property in 2017 and hired MAD Architects to design the building. They want the building to be an icon of the Hollywood skyline and a destination for visitors, with lush landscaping, sky gardens and a cable car to take visitors to the terrain-like roof terrace, which will also have a restaurant and event area with 360-degree views. LA skyline.
“The star is both a testimony and an addition to the city’s iconic architecture. Inspired by the curly shapes of the Griffith Observatory, the Capitol Records Building, the Hollywood Bowl and the Cinerama Dome, it claims a new typology for the office of the future, ” said Ma Yansong of MAD Architects. “Hollywood has long been a signature center for culture and creativity. The star will be a new iconic landmark in Hollywood and continue to nurture public inspiration and creativity. ”
MAD Architects was founded in 2004 and is best known in Los Angeles for designing it during the construction of the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art in Exposition Park. Internationally, the company designed Harbin Opera House in China and Absolute Towers in Canada.
The Star project was designed to meet the needs of a post-COVID environment, where employees’ physical, emotional and mental needs are prioritized through flexible floor plans, access to nature and multiple gathering places. The developers say it will encourage a new working environment with a focus on balance and collaboration.
The goal of the design is to promote a healthier office environment, ” Khalatian said. “ In this office of the future, these life-enhancing forces are not limited facilities; they are an integral part of the work. ”