Golden Colored Glass Featured as Part of Hollywood & Vine Metro Plaza - Architects' Guide to Glass & Metal

Golden Colored Glass Featured as Part of Hollywood & Vine Metro Plaza

November 2nd, 2010 | Category: Featured News

Located east of the Hollywood and Vine intersection, the Rios Clementi Hale Studios-designed Hollywood/Vine metro portal and public plaza stands as a dynamic addition to the famous stretch of urban streetscape. The subway stop’s golden entry canopy and surrounding common areas were created to merge into the ground plane of Hollywood Boulevard, serving as a pedestrian threshold and grand “front door” for the W Hollywood Hotel and residences.

Rios Clementi Hale Studios used a rich spectrum of colors and patinas to contrast and connect project areas. For example, the glass, granite and metal metro portal canopy, composed of varying tones and translucencies of golden glass, was inspired by “the yellow brick road.”

“Our intent was to functionally and visually integrate the plaza into the urban fabric of Hollywood Boulevard, and create an environment to satisfy the diverse groups intersecting on this stretch of it,” says Frank Clementi, AIA, AIGA, Rios Clementi Hale Studios principal. “We envisioned an energetic space, cross-referencing the block’s main elements, merging its people, and linking Hollywood’s iconic past to its revitalized present.”

The Los Angeles Metropolitan Transit Authority Hollywood/Vine project was developed by Gatehouse Capital and built in association with the Federal Transit Administration’s Transit Oriented Development program.


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