West Hollywood, CA
The Red Building Class A office building is the final phase of the Pacific Design Center, a masterwork in West Hollywood CA by renowned architect Caesar Pelli. This highly creative space is in the same complex as The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA), and stands as a testament for clean and modern design. In any high end interior space, no matter what style is chosen, the designer's goal is to choose accents which compliment the overall design of the building. Rarely if ever, will a chiller or piece of mechanical equipment lend itself to this desired look. Another goal for the Red Building design team was to provide an interior that would attract the highest-profile potential tenants, which required an exceptional level of attention to detail. The office building was also positioned in a prime location in West Hollywood, which provided exceptional downtown views of Los Angeles.
Filtrine engineers recommended Filtrine recirculating chillers to effectively "hide" the chillers and purifiers in designated areas, keeping them out of the public view. This way, the design elements that were important to the interior, such as the floor-to-ceiling windows offering unparalleled views from downtown to the ocean, could remain in focus. This also made chiller maintenance easy, as maintenance staff could service the chiller without having to enter the tenant space, or disrupt their operations.
The understated, but unmistakably modern bowls of the Filtrine 107-14-HL drinking fountains were a nice compliment to the clean lines of the building, without drawing focus from the simple elegance of the office areas. A Filtrine in-line water purification system at each chiller location also ensured that the building owner was providing the highest quality drinking water to their tenants, which will have a positive effect on their employees' health and their tenants' bottom lines, as they will not need to provide disposable bottled water for any building occupants.
The photo is courtesy of StudioAMD.