Nearly 88% of the concrete and rebar waste was recycled during construction of the W Hollywood hotel in Los Angeles.
Located at the corner of Hollywood and Vine on the world-famous Walk of Fame, the W Hotel & Residences is the epicenter of the new Hollywood renaissance. The mixed-use project includes a 12-story luxury hotel with 305 rooms, a 16-story residential tower with 143 high-end condominium units, and three levels of subterranean parking.
The glittering property features Drai's Hollywood nightclub located at the rooftop pool terrace. Other amenities include a Bliss Spa, the Delphine Eatery & Bar, and access to the MTA Red Line.
The hotel and condo portions of the project are joined with a soaring 11th-story sky bridge, bringing the amenities of the hotel to residence owners. The project incorporates a historical façade on Vine Street, near the former site of the Brown Derby restaurant.
Concrete played a large role in the project's success:Concrete design was instrumental in providing enough thermal mass within the building to achieve LEED Credit 7.2.All regional materials were concrete mixes supplied by Catalina Pacific, which exceeded the 20% threshold required for an additional Innovation & Design LEED point.Concrete was instrumental in achieving LEED credit, as total building material content was 22.74% recycled, exceeding the 15% threshold required to achieve minimal LEED standards.Most concrete and rebar waste was diverted from landfills and recycled to achieve an overall recycle rating of 87.6%.
Owner: HEI/GC Hollywood & Vine LLC, Dallas
Architect/Designer: HKS Architects, Beverly Hills, Calif.
Structural Engineer: DCI Engineers, Bellevue, Wash.
General Contractor: Webcor Construction LP, San Mateo, Calif.
Concrete Contractor: Webcor Concrete Group, Anaheim, Calif.
Concrete Producer: Catalina Pacific Concrete, Los Angeles
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