Lincoln Heights is home to a somewhat disjointed community center. As such, this design both literally and figuratively bridges these two publically programmed sites. Likewise, the scheme pays tribute to the bridge over the Los Angeles River which lies directly west of the site. To the north is building housing a public pool, and to the southwest is a large park and recreation zone. The building creates a public pedestrian pathway to be accessible twenty-fours hours a day. This bridge, meanwhile, contains moments of visual connections between the pedestrian and the building users. Furthermore, the interior spaces on the ground level are pushed to the back of the site in order to allow for a shaded public courtyard which welcomes the community to recognize the area as one large public zone.
Status: School Project
Location: Lincoln Heights, CA, US