Architectural Design: First Look at Frank Gehry's Huge Project on the Sunset Strip

Posted by Staff Reporter (media@realtytoday.com) on Aug 27, 2015 06:10 AM EDT
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OVIEDO, SPAIN - OCTOBER 24: Frank Gehry, Prince of Asturias award for the Arts 2014, attends the Principe de Asturias Awards 2014 ceremony at the Campoamor Theater on October 24, 2014 in Oviedo, Spain. (Photo : Photo by Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images)

Frank Gehry's design has withstood the test of time and now the world will witness the skills that made Frank Gehry as one of the most sought out architects of his time. According to a previous report by la.curbed.com, "This morning developer Townscape Partners has released the first images of Frank Gehry's design for a huge mixed-use project on the eastern edge of the Sunset Strip."

The huge project will be located at the base of the Hollywood Hills, on the previous site of the famous Garden of Allah estate-turned-hotel. When the residents did not agree to the 2013 plan for the 8150 Sunset project, it led Townscape to make alterations. Townscape Partners has engaged noted architect Frank Gehry to design its new mixed-use development at 8150 Sunset Blvd as stated in a previous report by wehoville.com.

The design crafted by architect Frank Gehry has five interrelated and complementary structures filled with apartments, condos, retail, and entertainment space, all linked by open public space as detailed by la.curbed.com. Townscape wants to retain the old structures alongside Sunset Boulevard. According to a recent article by la.curbed.com, "Gehry's design has a three-story retail building along Sunset with a marquee element and wooden mullions supporting a glass curtain wall."

It would provide assistance in bringing people towards the 8150's interior plaza. This area will be the centralized retail destination. It will have an open-air public space that can be utilized for use such as occasions or events. Its center will hold a structure whose facade is made of stone cylinders and cones and which will house programmable space and retail as further reported by la.curbed.com.

Gehry, a Pritzker Prize-winning architect who is based in Los Angeles, is known for famous projects such as the 'Guggenheim Museum' in Bilbao, Spain, the 'New World Center' in Miami Beach and the 'Walt Disney Concert Hall' in downtown Los Angeles.

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