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Fall Arch Tour Fest: Victory Wellness Center
October 26, 2023 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm PDT$20 – $55
Photo Credit: Paul Vu / Here and Now Agency
Fall Arch Tour Fest: Victory Wellness Center @ 3.30 pm
Additional information regarding the tour and check-in process will be emailed directly to registrants 24 hours before the event.
Tour Organizer: Alejandro Loor
Located in the sprawling and evolving neighborhood of North Hollywood, California. Victory Wellness Center comprises two existing structures dating back to the 60s. The project scope consisted of the conversion of the existing bowstring truss warehouse into a medical facility. To do that, our proposal adds an entirely new basement as well as a partial mezzanine level, therefore maintaining, improving, and expanding the existing structure while increasing its surface area from 17,000 ft² to 42,000 ft².
By diagonally slicing and carving the existing bowstring truss building, the project gains a newly landscaped open-air public plaza [as well as four new courtyards.] welcoming visitors with a sequence of outdoor seating, grass areas and bicycle racks as well as outdoor steps apt for events. The courtyards afford doctors and patients natural light and air as well as the possibility of accessing the open plaza directly from the basement. At the top, the new mezzanine offices appear as crystalline shapes. Unique and integral to the curving bowstring roof, this new public façade of the building appears strange and yet familiar to the residential scale of the neighborhood. A renovated existing sign provides the otherwise horizontal project with a commanding new found iconicity that is both, integral with the new design but also distinctive from its context. This vertical minaret-like element, along with a public promenade culminating on Victory Plaza, offers not only a marquee, but a civic dimension to a medical building.
The existing brick facades were repaired, restored, and painted. Cladded in standing seam metal, the new envelope integrates with the existing brick facades by means of a unifying dark grey tone. Full glazing at ground level offers a transparent experience of the bowstring shape, in contrast to the mezzanine medical office pods which are mostly solid clad.
Design Architect: P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S / Marcelo Spina & Georgina Huljich
Principal in charge: Marcelo Spina
Project Managers: Sanghyun Suh & Alejandro Loor
Project Designers: Daniela Atencio, Dylan Krueger and Carlos Navarro
Project Assistants: Justin Tan, Henry Yang, Laura Baobao, William Patrick Adams, Tom
Ferrer, Dan Lu, Isabel Socorro, Rachele Sipione, Yipeng Liu
Architect of Record: Mutuo / Jose Herrasti
Structural Engineer: Matthew Melnyk / Nous Engineering
MEP Engineer: CDME Inc [Mechanical & Plumbing] & Abrari Associates [Electrical]
Landscape: Tina Chee Studio
Civil Engineer: Richard Prutz
General Contractor: E Roane Construction