The Village at Santa Monica is the first major residential development to be built on Santa Monica’s prime Ocean Avenue in the last 20 years. The project combines a unique mix of 158 luxury condos and 160 apartments with shops and restaurants. Tall by Santa Monica standards, the mixed-use development rises to 10 stories and includes 20,000 square feet of retail space plus walkable plazas and gardens. Accenting its exterior is RHEINZINK titanium zinc.
The supervising architect on the project was Large Architecture, Los Angeles. The design architects were Moore Yudel Ruble, Santa Monica, and KTGY Group, Irvine, CA.
Approximately 21,000 square feet of RHEINZINK prePATINA blue-grey 1.0mm Reveal Panels were specified to provide the contemporary look that the design team sought. The architectural zinc panels interface with an aluminum composite material system and provide highly-visible accents for the upscale structure.
The Village is within walking distance of several beaches and ocean front parks. According to RHEINZINK regional sales manager Gary McKee, “There aren’t many façade products that can offer a life expectancy of 150 years with little maintenance in a harsh marine environment.”
The RHEINZINK panels were fabricated by CSI, Carson, CA, and installed by Eberhard SMC, Van Nuys, CA. Eberhard has experience with RHEINZINK on previous projects, according to project manager Russ Olinger. “We did some on-site fabrication of trim and detailing on this job but overall it was pretty straight-forward,” Olinger said. “There were no radiuses involved, just square fields. The installation went really smoothly with no issues or surprises. The finished project looks great.”