Proj Overview

Project Overview

The Century building in Los Angeles, California is an elliptical shaped 42-story high-rise containing 140 luxury condominium units and a 368-car subterranean parking garage.

Sustainability and green living, combined with an attractive aesthetic were high priorities for this project. Located within miles of Beverly Hills and Bel Air, this building must compete with the standards of these affluent communities.

Precast Solution

The precast used on The Century supported the design goals of the project to bring a high quality finish to the building. Architectural precast was used as the backing material for Italian travertine at the base and as the main material for the majority of the structure, providing a durable and sustainable solution for the project.

The panels feature a finish with reveals throughout that function to break up the mass of the panels and offer an impression of continuing the stone motive throughout the facade of the building. Due to the elliptical shape of the structure, all but 82 of the 1147 precast panels (170,000 square feet) on the project were cast on convex or concave forms.

Using precast allowed the architects to blend opulence and sophistication with sustainable living while designing and building to LEED Silver Certification standards.

 

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Project Team

Architect

Robert A.M. Stern 

Engineer

Magnusson Klemencic & Associates 

General Contractor

Webcor Builders 

Owner

The Related Companies, L.P. 

PCI-Certified Precaster and Precast Specialty Engineer

Clark Pacific 

Key Project Attributes

  • Precast allowed for aesthetic versatility to meet the design needs for the area and the project's target market.
  • Precast allowed for an accelerate construction schedule, helping to keep total project costs down.
  • Several precast panels were convex or concave
  • APC was used as the primary air and vapor barrier
  • Engineers used two lines of caulking at the joints and an interior stud wall system with batt insulation

Project/Precast Scope

  • Multi-family Condominium Building
  • 42 stories
  • 1147 architectural precast panels
  • LEED Silver Certified