Los Angeles River Corporation announced that the master plan for the big revitalization of the LA River would be developed by famous LA-based architect Frank Gehry. LA River Corp was created in 2009 to improve the 51-mile-long river corridor and make it a vibrant public area.
Gehry’s project will focus on water issues rather than on the architectural and design characteristics whereas water restoring will be the most important part of the project. This was the architect’s only condition to undertake this project, which he is doing pro bono. Also, Gehry has surprised with the intention of preserving the infamous cement trenches- originally built in 1938 for the flood-control system. Visualisations for this project are not yet available so more details about the project will be announced later. Some of Gehry’s best-known works are Disney Hall in LA, the EMP museum in Seattle, the Guggenheim in Bilbao, Spain, The IAC Building in NYC, the Lou Rovo Center in Vegas, and the Foundation Louis Vuitton in France.
source: latimes.com, citylab.com, mnn.com