3401 SOUTH LA CIENEGA BOULEVARD

3401 SOUTH LA CIENEGA BOULEVARD

Client SHoP Architects + Lendlease
Location Los Angeles

Paying homage to the former spring-fed marshes and clustered pockets of vegetation that once characterized the area around 3401 La Cienega, RELM’s design approach defines a “Modern Cienega,” amplifying ideas of movement and monumentality.

The concept manifests the idea of groundwater feeding a network of generous landscape elements to render a heroic statement of urban nature to counterbalance the prolific patterns of movement around the site, from the elevated Expo line to one of LA’s busiest vehicular arterials, to bicycle and pedestrian activity. This monumental intervention of verdancy establishes a compelling stasis to foster gathering, interaction, respite, and a renewed sense of public life in a very active part of the city.