Samitaur Tower by Eric Owen Moss Architects
The Samitaur Tower has been designed by Eric Owen Moss Architects and is located in Los Angeles, California. It’s the primary entry into the zone, having a 72 foot structure that stands above the surrounding built environment. The building is used both as a an observation tower and a billboard of sorts.
The concept idea was to create an open air building that would symbolize the advent of a significant new urban development through its function and volume. The main objective in designing this building was to express both the art and the relevant cultural content to in-transit audiences, and the result is impressive.
The structure of the Samitaur Tower features five vertically stacked circular steel rings, approximately 30 feet in diameter, and each ring is visibly shift from front-to-back and side-to-side in order to establish viewing angles for the
various levels. There are a series of platforms extend from the unit in the rear elevation, which creates a connection
to both the city and creative hub at foot. The panels are used as a protective enclosure and the projectors located behind the facade display beautiful culturally content, art and graphic presentations. The building also features an outdoor theater, backing a stage for artists.