Morphosis to design surrealistic landmark at infamous Hollywood haunt

by Andrew Manns | 31 Dec 2018

Morphosis Architects have been selected to design a surrealistic complex on the site of the infamous Viper Room, a club formerly co-owned by Johnny Depp and patronised by numerous Hollywood celebrities.

Recently released renderings for the project show a tapered, C-shaped building and a tower covered in greenery. The two structures – set to occupy a tract of land on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles – are connected by a sloping park with tree-lined walkways and open recreational areas.

According to WeHoville, the development will rise 15 storeys and accommodate a 115-room hotel and 31 condos, as well as a gym, spa, and revitalised Viper Room, plus multiple retail and dining outlets.

Morphosis outvied 12 architecture firms to win the design contract from Silver Creek Development, the LA-based real estate firm spearheading the property’s transformation.

The company reportedly purchased the The Viper Room and the surrounding blocks in July for US$80m (€70m, £62.7m).

A representative of Morphosis told CLAD that the project is still in its preliminary stages; consequently, details about its completion date have yet not be announced.

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Morphosis Architects have been selected to design a surrealistic complex on the site of the infamous Viper Room, a club formerly co-owned by Johnny Depp and patronised by numerous Hollywood celebrities. Recently released renderings for the project show a tapered, C-shaped building and a tower covered in greenery. The two structures – set to occupy a tract of land on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles – are connected by a
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The new building will replace The Viper Room, an infamous club formerly co-owned by Johnny Depp. / Courtesy of Morphosis Architects
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Morphosis to design surrealistic landmark at infamous Hollywood haunt
Morphosis Architects have been selected to design a surrealistic complex on the site of the infamous Viper Room, a club formerly co-owned by Johnny Depp and patronised by numerous Hollywood celebrities.