Los Angeles, California, USA
As the centerpiece of the city’s sports and entertainment district, the new L.A. Live mixed-use development is set to revitalize downtown Los Angeles with exciting, 24-hour-a-day attractions. Boasting two mixed-use anchor buildings composed of retail, restaurant, office, museum and entertainment space, a 720-seat theatre, a 1,000-room condominium hotel and the west coast broadcasting headquarters for ESPN, L.A. Live underscores the city’s reputation as one of the world’s most dynamic entertainment hubs.
Emphasizing a pedestrian-focused landscape, RTKL’s design scheme for the two anchor buildings orients the development around a 40,000-SF public plaza. The open-air plaza serves as a central meeting spot and boasts state-of-the-art lighting, LED-screens and signage displays. The technology-enhanced accents captivate audiences and decorate building facades. Additionally, RTKL’s design offers convenient ground-level access from the plaza to a wide selection of shops, restaurants and leisure activities. L.A. Live, utilizing a phased delivery, creates a vibrant urban community catering to visitors and city denizens alike.