10/10/2011

BOOM– The Future of Palm Springs, CA

The design and development of BOOM draws on Palm Spring's rich architectural heritage.  Twentieth Century Modernists Richard Neutra, Albert Frey and John Lautner built some of the most influential work in Pal Springs.  BOOM recognizes their courage to experiment and pays tribute to how these famed architects were inspired by the desert and its inhabitants.
To follow up on last weeks post of BOOM in Spain, here is peak at what's to expect from the daring developers much sooner in the U.S.A. BOOM in Palm Springs, CA!




BOOm is many voices, a collaborative project that brings together the visions and dreams of 10 world-renowned and exciting emerging architects.  With each team designing a unique neighborhood, BOOM celebrates self-expression through groundbreaking design that is fresh, unconventional and bold.







The community has a pretty extensive architectural fact sheet for a retirement community that mirrors more of a program for a lavish resort or mega cruise ship.  With over thousands of ideas, there are concretely 300 residences, 750 master bedrooms, 60 boutique hotel suites, 1 event center, 6 assisted living suites, 1 gym and spa, 10 swimming pools, 1 clubhouse, 8 unique neighborhoods, 4 parks, 1 meditation center, 9 specialized nursing beds, 5 performance spaces, 1 healing funhouse, 2 nightclubs, and 5 outdoor cafes.









"BOOM is really about celebrating outdoor life, indoor life, but also the liberty and individuality of human living." – Jurgen Mayer

Location: Palm Springs, CA

Team: HWKN, J. Mayer H, LOT-EK, Joel Sanders Architect, Sader + Vuga, L2 Tsionov-Vitkon, Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Arakawa + Gins, Rudin Doner Design, Surfacedesign (Landscape)

Status: Expected Completion 2013