300,000 SF Residential
18,364 SF Retail
Concrete Frame High-Rise
Recognizing the site’s relationship to the Anacostia River and the importance of the water views the composition of the building is based on a U-shaped mass oriented towards the water. The site also overlooks Nationals Park and remnants of the neighborhood’s industrial past.
Masonry planes, fenestration with double story reading, metal accents and railing, are all used to create a relation to adjacent The Yards and subtly recollect the industrial heritage of the area.
In response to these seemingly opposing factors, the building was developed with two distinct languages. Facing the Esplanade, the south and courtyard facades achieve an open, playful feel through the extensive use of glass and shading devices. In addition, large balconies will afford expansive views. In contrast, the facades facing the urban core are more structured and grounded.