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Union Oil Gas Station

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Kanner Architects
 
location California, Los Angeles
function car wash, gas station
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Situated at La Brea and Slauson Avenues in Los Angeles' Mid-City neighbourhood, the Union Oil Gas Station is a marriage of the city's historic love affair with the automobile and today's modern, one-stop shopping spirit of immediate gratification and convenience. The daring and active design seeks to resuscitate a streetscape through integration of a 12-pump gas station, mini-market and car wash. The resulting structure is an original machine of vehicular form and function. Mirroring Southern California's ubiquitous freeway interchanges, two planes soar from the ground. One, a concrete ramp, takes patrons up and over the rear of the mini-market and back down into a car wash. The second, a sinuous and curvilinear metal structure, swoops down from the sky to serve as the roof of the mini-market. The form regains an upward momentum that carries it around the front of the market where it becomes a 30-foot canopy over the pumps.

 

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Union Oil Gas Station
Address
Slauson Ave 4700
United States
Project is public!
Opening hours 24/7
How to get there? From the 405 freeway, exit La Cienaga Blvd and head north. At Slauson, turn right. It is on the corner of Slauson Ave and La Brea Ave.
Completion 3- 2009
Floor area/size 600 m2
ArchitectKanner Architects
 
Project ID 5290
Latitude/Longitude 33°59'17N 118°21'32W
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