Service/Recreational

Stand out and create a cultural gathering place

Use glass to create distinct yet harmonious spaces

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Project Details
Location

Los Angeles, CA

Application

Vision Glass,Glass Partitions and Doors

Industry

Service / Recreational

Type of Glass

Metal Mesh,Solid Color Transparent

Overview

At more than 50,000 square feet, the Audrey Irmas Pavilion is part of Whilshire Boulevard Temple’s historic Erika J. Glazer Family Campus, a cornerstone of the Los Angeles Jewish community since it opened in 1862. The Pavilion completed the three-phase master plan to connect the ethnically and religiously diverse area on which it stands. The Temple complex spans an entire city block, and combines the landmark 1929 Byzantine Revival Sanctuary, a national historic place in the United States, with a modern, future-forward space for the community to grow and gather.

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The colored transparent glass enhances the vibrant design, while still allowing for beautiful views and natural light

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Hailed as one of Los Angeles’ “cultural crown jewels,” The Audrey Irmas Pavilion is a gathering place for citizens of Los Angeles, a place for celebration and community. The Pavilion hosts religious and cultural activities, celebrations, and performances, in a series of harmonious gathering spaces, stacked on top of each other to create an eye-popping building that is also home to the Wallis Annenberg GenSpace, a community space dedicated to older community members. The unique character of each space was created through the interplay of green glass combined with a metal mesh interlayer for a unique, calming, and eye-catching look, each of which is filled with light and boasts some of the best views in the area.

Glass In Action

Interior spaces, defined by the colored glass and textured with metal mesh, allow visitors to gather and create new connections, while blending with its urban environment through an unexpected interplay that blends aspects of the historic building with a modern flair.

Our Team

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Architect

Shohei Shigematsu, Office of Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) & Gensler

Contractor

MATT Construction

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