Westfield Century City

  • Location
    Century City, CA
  • Completion Date
    October, 2017
  • Size
    19.5 acres
  • Team
    Architect: Gensler
    Interior Designer: Kelly Wearstler Design
    Civil Engineer: RA Smith National
    Structural Engineer: Saiful Bouquet Structural Engineers
    MEP Engineer: PBS Engineers
    Lighting Designer: HLB Lighting Design
    Irrigation Designer: Sweeney & Associates
    Water Feature Designer: Fountain Source
    Signage + Wayfinding Designer: Selbert Perkins Design
  • Awards
    • 2019: ICSC North America Design and Development Award, Westfield Century City, Los Angeles, CA
    • 2018: MAPIC Awards, Best Redeveloped Shopping Center – Westfield Century City
    • 2018: ICSC Maxi Award, Westfield Century City, Los Angeles, CA
  • Photography
    Renee Cascia, Dan Netz, QCP

About

The retail environment is transforming into an experiential setting. At Westfield’s Century City Flagship Mall in Los Angeles the design team, including Kelly Weartsler, reimagined the existing outdoor retail environment for the modern-day shopper. The plazas, terraces, gardens and water elements evoke the casual elegance of outdoor Southern California living. A mid-century modern aesthetic informs the curated plantings throughout the project. Groves of olive trees are a nod to the area’s Mediterranean legacy and the sculptural berms feature native grasses and shaded seating enclaves that provide respite from the sun and shopping.

A tranquil urban oasis is fostered by canopies of palm trees floating above pools of water that create subtle movement of reflected light and shade. Pathway planting feature climate appropriate specimens selected for their sculptural and textural qualities.  Raised planters, olive trees and outdoor fire pits are arranged effortlessly to provide cozy lounging areas for visitors to gather and relax day and night. Green walls and trees planted on structure are strategically integrated into the design, with hanging planters that feature a variety of aromatic plants and flowers providing a layered visual appeal.

Curated plantings and architectural planters provide layered sensory experiences. The design plays with reflective pools and plants to foster a tranquil green space.

An emphasis on outdoor plazas and terraces within the retail setting are reimagined as a garden respite and urban oasis.

Westfield Century City in the Lab

Westfield Century City

Westfield Century City

  • PLANTING
  • PLANTING
  • CARBON, ENERGY + AIR

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new trees were planted, including desert museum palo verde, European olive, and swan hill olive

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native or adaptive plant types were used

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of annual carbon sequestration from the new site trees, which offsets an average car driving 22,037 miles per year

PLANTING

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new trees were planted, including desert museum palo verde, European olive, and swan hill olive

PLANTING

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native or adaptive plant types were used

CARBON, ENERGY + AIR

0lbs

of annual carbon sequestration from the new site trees, which offsets an average car driving 22,037 miles per year