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Wilshire Grand Center, Los Angeles, USA

© Udo Görisch
Wilshire Grand Center, Los Angeles, USA

At a height of more than 330 meters, the skyscraper Wilshire Grand Center is the highest building in the Los Angeles skyline, and is particularly sustainable: The luxury hotel, which was opened in 2017, was built by Turner according to the highest criteria of an LEED Gold Certification. For instance, innovative lighting and air conditioning systems considerably reduce the building’s total energy consumption. The building is also fitted with rainwater catchment systems, which reduce water consumption by a third. 30 diagonal struts ensure stability in the earthquake-prone area of Los Angeles: these struts are distributed across three different height sections of the building. 

Facts

  • Completed in 2017 
  • 330 meters high 
  • Hotel with 900 rooms 
  • Honored with the IBcon Digie Award 2017 in the category “Mixed Use” as the year’s most intelligent building project