A planned interactive living facility for seniors in Playa Vista will be designed by the Los Angeles-based Gensler architectural firm.
The new Fountainview at Gonda Westside complex will be a continuing care retirement community providing residents access to the health care services of the Los Angles Jewish Home. As the only continuing care retirement community in the Playa Vista area, it will meet a new demand for luxury housing geared to seniors who desire the lifestyle of the area, according to Gensler.
Upon completion, 199 independent and assisted living residences will be integrated within a six-story building and will include a variety of one- and two-bedroom floor plans ranging from 840 to 2,380 square feet for independent living apartments.
“Every residence at Fountainview has been carefully designed to offer ample day lighting, natural ventilation and a strong connection with the outdoors,” said Barbara Bouza, a Gensler principal.
“Our strategy for Fountainview has centered in providing a design that enables physical activity, health, wellness and environmental sustainability. We’ve created multiple spaces where people can socialize within a striking environment that represents the very best of Westside living.”
The ground floor of Fountainview at Gonda will be called the Gallery and features many areas for interaction and engagement with community amenities including multiple dining venues, a creative arts studio, theater, library, salon, card room, lounge and café surrounding a large interior courtyard.
Rooftop features will include two fitness pavilions, a swimming pool and a large sundeck. There will also be access to a café for outdoor dining as well as numerous lounging areas.
“A large portion of the Sky Terrace on the sixth floor level is dedicated to a wellness-hospitality environment that creates an oasis of recreation, socializing and outdoor living,” added Bouza. “The design provides a myriad of on-site amenities that contribute to resident health and wellness, and encourages interaction between the residents of Fountainview and the Playa Vista community.

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