BOOM, a master-planned community situated in the deserts of Palm Springs, southern California, is the newest project of aging x architecture maven Matthias Hollwich. Originally conceived as a multi-generational project for the aging gay community, the 100+ acre site will encompass eight neighborhoods, each designed by a different architect, an entertainment complex (LOT-EK), boutique hotels (Sadar + Vuga and Joel Sanders Arhictect), and wellness center (HOLLWICH KUSHNER). The landscape design will be overseen by Surfacedesign of San Francisco. The design-challenge of this pedestrian-oriented community really focuses on a way to package social experiences to residents while also allowing for privacy within residential units.
There is the "club house" designed by Juergen Mayer H as a meeting place for community and cultural activities as well as his two-story gym + spa which will include a health focused cafe. Close by is a children's playground with a 'Healing Fun House', the brainchild of the avant-garde architects, Arakawa + Gins. This building is meant to challenge the minds and intellects of all ages. At the entrance of BOOM is Diller Scofidio + Renfro's commercial and entertainment complex. It houses a rooftop disco bar, restaurants, nightclubs and boutique shops. On the other side of the interconnected community is the sports center which contains tennis, basketball and bocce ball courts.
Check out some of the neighborhoods and facilities after the jump.
L2 Tsionov-Vitkon, Neighborhood
Rudin Donner, Neighborhood
Sadar + Vuga, Neighborhood
J. Mayer H Architects, Clubhouse and Gym/Spa
LOT-EK, Event Center
Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Disco and Market
Arakawa + Gins, Children's Playground
Hollwich Kushner, Wellness Center
Joel Sanders Architect, Hotel Pool
Sadar + Vuga, Boutique Hotel / Surface Design, Landscape Architecture