Architect, Educator: Orange Coast College (Architectural Technology)
HOLLYWOOD CENTRAL PARK
A landmark restaurant and visitor center for the upcoming park over the 101
Elevated View Toward Hollywood
On the Hollywood side of the park, two star-shaped viewing portals reach out, looking out over Hollywood. These stars dip down through the park, past Hollywood Blvd. and rest on the 101 Freeway where they provide vertical structure and pedestrian circulation. They then lift up to emerge on the other side of the park (facing Western), except as they emerge, the stars have now transformed into picture frame windows. This metaphor alludes to the way in which the world perceives Hollywood (through the television screen). Skylights penetrate the park bringing natural light down onto Hollywood Blvd. and onto the 101.