Hillside Community Center

Sixuan Chen, B.Arch ’22

ARCH 302B: Architectural Design III

Gallery: Re-thinking the LA industrial vernacular and the long span tradition

Instructor: Roland Wahlroos-Ritter

This project aims to enhance the quality of recreational spaces in the community of Leimert Park. By extending the landscape onto the roof and allowing access from all sides, the structure features a welcoming gesture and suggests the continuity of nature and community into the building. The facade system takes the need of natural lighting into consideration, in which the density of glazing decreases gradually from top to bottom. By eliminating the floor separation, the skin patterns further integrates the building geometry.