Another phase in the remake of San Pedro's waterfront had the wraps taken off last night. It's the plans for AltaSea's 35-acre “campus for innovation” at the Port of Los Angeles, located where City Dock No. 1 is now. The idea is apparently to mix new buildings designed by Gensler architects with restored historic structures and public plazas, "creating a space where scientists, businesses and educators will launch a new era of exploration and discovery of Earth’s most challenging frontier, the ocean."
More from the flackage:
AltaSea at the Port of Los Angeles is a public-private partnership dedicated to unlocking the potential of the ocean to generate innovative solutions to global challenges of human and environmental sustainability. Already an important connector in the community through its myriad partnerships, AltaSea brings people together to expand scientific-based understanding of the ocean, incubate and sustain ocean-related business and pioneer new ocean-related education programs. Today’s release of the renderings and detailed construction timeline reflects an important turning point for the organization as it transitions from visioning to implementation....
“AltaSea will be a campus dedicated to finding ocean-related solutions to our most pressing challenges: food security, energy security and climate security. Our campus, brilliantly designed by Gensler, is flexible, dynamic and inclusive – allowing us to embrace bold new ideas and opportunities that unfold as we explore the ocean,” said AltaSea Executive Director Jenny Krusoe. “In keeping with this ethos, the iconic design of our Engagement Center will inspire the diverse communities surrounding the Port to connect with the ocean in new ways to promote a balanced and sustainable life.”
Gensler's website walks through the various venues on the campus.