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High School No. 9 for the Visual and Performing Arts

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Coop Himmelb(l)au
 
location California, Los Angeles
function dance theater, education, secondary school
contributed by rtaube

High School #9 is the latest addition to the LA Unified School District's investment in forward thinking architecture. Located on the edge of the 'canyon' created by the 101 freeway, it sits directly opposite of the Cathedral in downtown Los Angeles. The school campus will include four academies for education in music, dance, theater arts and visual arts, and a theatre which will be open to the public. The theatre lobby that forms the public entrance to the theatre, symbolically emphazises the openness of the school to the public and simultaneously serves as an exhibition space which can be linked to the visual arts studios and the event space on top of the tower. A truncated cone, placed at the centre of the site, serves as an oculus to the library below. A grand stair case wrapping around the cone creates a large public space that still affords some privacy in the busyness of downtown.

 

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Sara says:
The school is pretty nice , people are talented but the school is small ... but belmont highschool is a nice chose
14-Jul-14
jen says:
How can you apply for this school?
It seems like a wonderful place for the arts >.
26-Jul-09
ashly says:
these are good schools for kids that would love to go and I am one of them
18-May-09
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High School No. 9 for the Visual and Performing Arts
Address
N. Grand Ave 450
United States
Project is not public!
Opening hours Not yet open to the public.
How to get there? From downtown LA, take Grand Ave north over the 101 freeway; High School #9 will be on your right.
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Completion 11- 2009
Floor area/size 22000 m2
ArchitectCoop Himmelb(l)au
 
Project ID 3048
Latitude/Longitude 34°03'33N 118°14'37W
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