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Queen Mary Development Area

Rick Meghiddo, Ruth Meghiddo, Meghiddo Architects, www.architectureawareness.com , www.rick-RE.com , www.naturaltowergarden.com , Long Beach, Queen Mary, Globe Theater, Pacific Rim, bazaar

The 50-acre area adjacent to the Queen Mary in Long Beach is mostly used for parking on surface. It includes a dome designed by Buckminster Fuller, originally created to display Howard Hughes’ H-4 Hercules mammoth airplane known as theSpruce Goose, and partially used as customs for cruise tourism.

We were first commissioned to design a temporary Shakespeare’s Globe Theater to last for five years. Following its design we dealt with several developers willing to invest in the area. To set a quantifiable direction, we created a Master Plan which included an international “bazaar,” a restaurants’ promenade, a floating lobby for the Queen Mary, parking structures and a “Westgate Tower,” to function as a West Coast “Statue of Liberty.”

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Pine

Rick Meghiddo, Ruth Meghiddo, Meghiddo Architects, www.architectureawareness.com , www.rick-RE.com , www.naturaltowergarden.com , Long Beach, adaptive reuse

On a major intersection of Downtown Long Beach an adaptive reuse of an industrial building was conceived to be converted into a retail area at the street level, and two lofts above it. Solar collectors were designed to provide electricity while serving as a site-specific artwork at the same time.

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Newberry Building

Rick Meghiddo, Ruth Meghiddo, Meghiddo Architects, www.architectureawareness.com , www.rick-RE.com , www.naturaltowergarden.com , Long Beach, adaptive reuse, retail, boutique hotel

The adaptive reuse of what was once the Newberry retail store includes a a bookstore, a terrace cafe with direct access from the street and a small design hotel.

 

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Rothschild

Rick Meghiddo, Ruth Meghiddo, Meghiddo Architects, www.architectureawareness.com , www.rick-RE.com , www.naturaltowergarden.com , Tel Aviv, Israel

On a residential building of the 1930’s Bauhaus Style in Tel Aviv we designed its conversion into a design hotel. Two floors were added for a business club.

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Hollywood Hotel-Office-Cineplex

Rick Meghiddo, Ruth Meghiddo, Meghiddo Architects, www.architectureawareness.com , www.rick-RE.com , www.naturaltowergarden.com , Hollywood

We called it “Romeo and Julia Pregnant,” kissing. It was a project for a design competition in the heart of Hollywood. It included an 800-seat theater, a cineplex, an office building and a hotel. Most of the lower areas is accessible to pedestrians at street level. The two towers connected to each other at both the 10th floor and at the upper levels, which included restaurants and amenities. The curtain wall on both towers was conceived as a glass artwork.