Iconic Options Gensler Architects – Los Angeles, California

Gensler Architects approached EcoMotion some years ago with the challenge of developing some “iconic options” for a 180-acre site owned by Los Angeles County in Norwalk, California. A major redevelopment project there involved existing and new buildings.

EcoMotion was hired to bring “out of the box,” potentially “iconic options” and thinking to the project. Our recommendations featured buildings that were well past net zero, community farming, and rainwater harvesting. Different scenarios we developed involved degrees of subterranean passive solar architecture, net positive community benefits in terms of energy, water and food, and community linkages to mass transit systems.