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Foster + Partners designs $1bn spiralling “star” for Sunset Boulevard

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Foster + Partners has unveiled its design of a $1bn “vertical creative office” for a two-acre plot on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood.

Called “The Star” and designed for the developer of the same name, the cylindrical building contains spiralling stripes of greenery. It also has outdoor areas, floor-to-ceiling windows and 360° views of downtown Los Angeles, the Hollywood Sign and the Pacific Ocean.

It will be crowned with a rooftop restaurant, and at street level there will be a video screen, restaurants, community gathering spaces, a theatre and a gallery.

Norman Foster commented: “This is a true reflection of the workplace of the future, nurturing community, wellbeing and collaboration with green social terraces spiralling through the building that will encourage and enliven the city’s incredible creative industries.”

Nigel Dancey, the head of studio, said: "Embodying Hollywood’s spirit of creativity and innovation, the building’s spiralling form responds to the 360° views, creating a new destination for Los Angeles.

“Cascading gardens for outdoor working, natural light and ventilation create a healthy and highly productive working environment on Hollywood’s Sunset Boulevard.”

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