Demolition has already begun to make way for the huge (and hugely delayed) Sunset|La Cienega hotel/residential/retail development in West Hollywood. And now we finally have a better idea of what the project's four buildings (two for hotels, two for residences) are going to look like, courtesy of new renderings from the Architect's Newspaper. The two 10-story hotel buildings on the eastern half will have 296 rooms and were designed by Skidmore, Owings and Merrill; across the street, will be 190 residences in two eight-story buildings, the product of a SOM/Lorcan O'Herlihy Architects collaboration.
As A/N writes, all four buildings will be "set back and slightly rotated to form large entries and view corridors. On either side of La Cienega, the towers are unified by ground floor retail and integrate public terraces with gardens and outdoor amenities designed by landscape architecture firm Mia Lehrer + Associates." With some very subtle advertising you may have missed if you didn't look closely. The site was planned as part of a larger development that kicked off in the '90s (and produced the H&M there), but then stalled out. CIM took it over from Millennium in 2011.
· UNVEILED> SUNSET-LA CIENEGA [Architect's Newspaper]
· WeHo's Giant Sunset|La Cienega Hotel/Residential/Retail Project Finally Beginning [Curbed LA]