Moxy by Marriott is a lifestyle-branded hotel at the convergence of the historic Gaslamp District and East Village of San Diego. An infill project, Moxy rejuvenated a block on 6th street by replacing a parking lot that had existed for 20 years.
The architecture embodies the soul of the neighborhood; a gesture of sculptural, modern, and urban. The building facade’s secondary louvered system and cross brace detail act as complementary architectural elements. The louvers, appearing to be positioned at random, serve as visual buffers for the guest room mechanical units.
The focal point of the public spaces is a custom iconic and textured light installation resembling flowing water. The animated pixel waterfall flows through the lobby and up into the guestroom courtyard, creating a shared experience between visitors and overnight guests.
Inside, exposed concrete, piping and duct work give the ground level an honest, open feel. Integral to the hotel brand; the public space is separated into zones that shift from calm to energetic.
The hotel is more than just a place to crash for the night. It is an avant-garde rec room, a hip hang out, and ultimately a place of convergence for San Diegans and visitors alike.