Situated along the Expo Line light rail, which connects West Los Angeles to Downtown, the (W)rapper stands as a 17-story office building notable for its absence of central columns. This unique commercial space encompasses two lower levels for parking and a two-level event deck dedicated to recreational activities. The (W)rapper's structural support is achieved through a network of curvilinear bands originating from various geometric center points, while seismic base isolation ensures the building's movement during earthquakes. These curving bands gracefully wrap around the predominantly rectilinear building envelope, extending along both vertical and horizontal corners until they reach the ground.
For this 5-year long project, AJK was responsible for the installation of a 5000A service, a 1000KW Generator, the electrical system, a seismic sensing system, a fire alarm system, and a Distributed Antenna System (DAS). Additionally, AJK carried out rough-ins for security, Building Management System (BMS), and data systems.
Los Angeles, CA
Eric Owen Moss Architects (EOMA)
183,000 gross sq. ft.
235 ft. tall