[MODAA live-work lofts, Culver City by SPF:a]
The Los Angeles Business Council has awarded the Park Fifth project (the one that looks like a giant jenga game) it's award for architectural design for "unbuilt projects". It is a lovely design but as these things tend to do, the project will likely shrink, flatten, bulge or go Gehry at some point - depending on sales interest, cost of construction materials, and the mood of the people involved. But whatever. At the 37th Annual Architectural Awards ceremony, held June 14th, the LABC recognized 25 projects in 12 categories (Housing, Interiors, Mixed-Use, New Buildings, Preservation, Public Use, Landscape Architecture, Renovation, Sustainability, Unbuilt, Honorable Mention and Grand Prize.) No award for ugliest, but we covered that.
Among the notable winners included Gensler, New Building Award, for 2000 Avenue of the Stars; Levin & Associates Architects, Grand Prize, for Griffith Observatory renovation; and Studio Pali Fekete architects (SPF:a), Mixed-Use Award, for MODAA. Congratulations to all and shame on the losers.
· 37th Los Angeles Architectural Awards [LABC]
· Park Fifth Receives Prestigious Los Angeles Business Council Architectural Award [Design News]
· LA Business Council gives buildings not built awards for architecture... [Central City East]