For more than a decade, the Los Angeles office of Richard Meier & Partners has led the design and planning efforts for One Beverly Hills, an extraordinary, eight-acre, luxury residential and boutique hotel development that will establish a vibrant new western gateway for the city of Beverly Hills. The project’s distinct architecture, integrated open spaces, and highly crafted details will engage and accentuate the international stature and garden-city image that Beverly Hills enjoys.
The scheme’s architectural massing is designed to mediate between the skyscrapers of Century City, the diverse midrise commercial buildings of downtown Beverly Hills, and the area’s refined residential neighborhoods. Strategically positioned along the western edge of this coveted site, two slightly curved, linear structures will reflect the expansive, organic landscape of the adjacent Los Angeles Country Club golf course. The root of One Beverly Hills’ timeless architecture is Southern California’s idyllic climate and the region’s alluring indoor-outdoor lifestyle. Both buildings are raised above the ground on columns, creating an open ground level that will allow light and gardens to flow underneath the complex. This configuration will also provide uncompromised vistas of the site’s bordering landscapes.
A 134-room boutique hotel occupies the south end of the eight-acre property on floors 2 through 5 of the south residential building. The Hotel Motor Court is accessed from Santa Monica Boulevard. The Lobby is a 3-story glass enclosed volume that is an indoor/outdoor extension of the Hotel Gardens and captures the extraordinary quality of the region’s warm daylight. Each Guest Room and Guest Suite has large, floor-to-ceiling sliding glass panels that extend these accommodations into inviting outdoor living spaces.
The structures’ narrow horizontal proportions are sustainably designed with crystal-clear glass facades and sunscreens, that enable the natural lighting and ventilation of all interior spaces. Sliding walls of unobstructed floor-to-ceiling glazing will seamlessly blur the boundaries between interior and exterior areas. Rooftop terraces and private balconies will provide residents and hotel visitors with unique vantage points from which to enjoy captivating views of the Pacific Ocean, Santa Monica Mountains, Hollywood Hills, and the dynamic skylines of Century City and downtown Los Angeles.