Location: Los Angeles, California
The Bunker Hill Towers are located on Grand Avenue at the top of Bunker Hill in downtown Los Angeles on land owned by Los Angeles County. The brief called for a two-phased project which conformed to the height restrictions, setbacks, and public circulation patterns defined in the Los Angeles Downtown Strategic Plan. The design is for a pair of mixed-use office towers with retail and public open space. By articulating a small-scale, digitally inspired grid within a larger rectangular super-grid, the design facets the vertical shaft of the high-rise towers. The two buildings nest diagonally to provide open views and allow sunlight into the central open area within the block.