Kimmo Sahakangas

Kimmo Sahakangas

Torrance, CA, US


Broadway Center / 1988-1990

Located on the north end of Chinatown along a street with heavy foot traffic, this retail project was designed with the pedestrian in mind and the geology of the site. The parking structure is above three levels of shops due to soil conditions and is penetrated by a large well to admit light to the interior pedestrian areas below. Shops are arranged around pedestrian "streets" based on traditional examples found in Taipei and other Asian cities.

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Status: Unbuilt
Location: Los Angeles, CA, US
My Role: Project Architect and Designer