Rem Koolhaas-designed expansion at Wilshire Boulevard Temple set to begin

Los Angeles /
Oct.October 29, 2018 09:00 AM
OMA founder and architect Rem Koolhaas and Audrey Irmas Pavilion

The $75 million expansion of the Wilshire Boulevard Temple in Koreatown will soon be underway.

The 55,000-square-foot Audrey Irmas Pavilion is being designed by the Office of Metropolitan Architecture, led by Rem Koolhaas and Shohei Shigematsu. The groundbreaking ceremony for the futuristic building will take place Nov. 11, according to Urbanize.

The three-story trapezoidal building will house a banquet hall, commercial kitchen and meeting rooms. It presents a striking contrast to the neighboring Byzantine Revival temple at 3663 Wilshire Boulevard, which was built in 1929.

The new construction’s façade includes hundreds of small windows, and the building appears to lean away from the temple. The synagogue revealed the designs earlier this year.

There will also be a rooftop garden. It will replace a parking lot at the synagogue campus, which also has educational buildings and a social services center.

The new building is named after art collector and philanthropist Audrey Irmas, who donated $30 million toward the $75 million construction cost. As of April, the synagogue had raised $55 million for the project. Construction is expected to wrap up sometime in 2020. [Urbanize] — Dennis Lynch 


Related Articles

arrow_forward_ios
Continuum CEO Mark Falcone and a rendering of the project (EYRC Architects via Urbanize)

Continuum Partners, Platinum Equities plan Arts District office tower

Continuum Partners, Platinum Equities plan Arts District office tower
Rendering of 577-unit District Square project in South L.A. (Los Angeles Department of City Planning, iStock)

Judge orders LA to reconsider Charles Co.’s District Square project

Judge orders LA to reconsider Charles Co.’s District Square project
Jamie Lee and the development site (Credit: Google Maps)

Jamison files plans for mixed-use complex in Koreatown

Jamison files plans for mixed-use complex in Koreatown
Forme Development President Damon Chan and rendering of 550 Shatto Place (Forme, Gensler via Urbanize)

Going up: Koreatown tower project developers boost plans

Going up: Koreatown tower project developers boost plans
Herb Wesson (top) and Curren Price with a rendering of 3800 W 6th Street (Linkedin, Twitter, Large Arch)

LA officials backtrack on aid for Koreatown hotel project

LA officials backtrack on aid for Koreatown hotel project
Richard Llewellyn and Ron Galperin (City of LA, Wikimedia)

LA’s ballooning budget shortfall could require property selloff

LA’s ballooning budget shortfall could require property selloff
Fareed Kanani and Sean Hashem, with a rendering of the project (Credit: HED via Urbanize, and Greenbridge)

Greenbridge Investment plans 169-unit tower in Koreatown

Greenbridge Investment plans 169-unit tower in Koreatown
California Gov. Gavin Newsom (Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Newsom signs into law slate of tenant protection and housing measures

Newsom signs into law slate of tenant protection and housing measures
arrow_forward_ios

The Deal's newsletters give you the latest scoops, fresh headlines, marketing data, and things to know within the industry.

Loading...