Millennium East Village               Mixed-Use


Location: Santa Monica
Status: Under Construction
Square footage: 148,600 sq ft


Location: Santa Monica
Status: Under Construction
Square footage: 148,600 sq ft

 

Millennium East Village

Millennium East Village is a radical transformation of an abandoned mobile home park into a 362 unit, 5-story mixed-use project that:

   •  Creates a sustainable community, providing units with flow-through ventilation and natural light from both sides.

   •  Creates a vibrant and welcoming pedestrian environment with neighborhood-serving commercial spaces.

   •  Creates a greater level of tenant and community interaction at-grade and above-grade.

The building integrates passive solar design principles and sustainable strategies by eliminating double-loaded corridors and incorporating fenestration that responds to its solar orientation. The critical design strategy explored the shifting of housing floors to increase natural  light, open space and ventilation, breaking up the plan and elevations into recognizable parts to provide a sense of smaller tenant and community components.

Through the shifting floor plates, the design creates a dynamic visual connection to the community spaces above the ground floor. Walkways include nodes to create opportunities for tenant interaction and recreational open space while strategic punctures in the facade create passive outdoor recreational opportunities. 

The modulation and cadence of the trailer park is translated into the interrupted massing of well-proportioned building components that respond to its context and scale and encourages pedestrian interaction with the outside community.