Los Angeles Mansions, sunshine, palm trees and the movie industry have created a glamorous, larger-than-life, persona for the city. In Los Angeles , travelers have an incredible range of stylish hotel options for staying in, a number of conveniently located hotels but there is something about this hotel that would put it straight on the top of any Los Angeles Real Estate List.
A new generation of modern, hip hotels the Hollywood Sign hotel would radically alter a California landmark. The letters that make the sign would be enlarged to double in size, at a height of 105 feet ( today 45 feet) and extended at the back to incorporate a hotel, cinemas, clubs, spa and other luxury leisure facilities allowing guests to stay inside the Hollywood sign itself.
Bay Arch vision for the Hollywood Sign included a Hotel with 3 huge swimming pools, 308 hotel rooms on 10 floors with an observation area all behind the word Hollywood. This hotel has everything from comfy art deco to its own shopping centre.
Danish firm Bay Arch is an architectural company based in Copenhagen, founded in 1966. Since then the company has completed 4000 projects in 40 countries. Countryside, old markets and Copenhagen’s urban life are all sources of their daily inspiration and creativity. So what made them take on this project?
They mainly take on projects involving designing and constructing buildings, they consider architecture as a product meant to ensure space and opportunities for life and joy in future buildings and cities. Bay Arch uses concepts in order to create new and visionary solutions, when problem solving the architects claim to find the uniqueness in a given environment and translate it into architecture. Architecture should depict the history of the surroundings in new ways and offer new and interesting spatial arrangements tothe area.
The Hollywood Sign Hotel, as the name states would be preserving its ID and landmark while at the same time making use of its unique location and becoming more accessible for tourists. The walkway and viewing deck would be a great place for those visiting the city instead of the sheer vertical hill where it seats.
Although it is a bold and quirky project we cannot make up our minds if we love it or not. One thing is for sure it would be difficult to watch that old plywood sign and white paint disappear.