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.
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.