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Maren DC

Washington, DC

Sitting on the site of a former cement plant, The Maren—the second phase of a six-acre, four building Riverfront redevelopment project—takes full advantage of its location within at the Waterfront. The 13-story, multifamily, mixed-use tower is located in Southeast Washington, DC and is directly situated between Nationals Park to the north, and the Anacostia River to the south. This LEED for Homes Silver building accentuates its prime location, site history, and unique neighborhood through its form and materials selection.

In addition to being located in one of the most rapidly changing neighborhoods, The Maren is within half a mile of the Metro, several Capital Bike Share locations, and provides ample bike storage for its residents. The two-story ground floor features a glass-clad curtainwall with long, vertical strips of wood cladding. Sitting between The Maren and Dock 79 is Florida Rock Alley—with paved in stones from the old cement plant/quarry—and serves as a pedestrian and vehicular passageway. A newly designed alleyway will sit to the west of the building. The building offers a glassy, two-story connection between the passageways that invites pedestrians inside, but also to the newly reimagined waterfront. The Florida Rock Alley and the building entrance are marked by a glass corner framed with vertical fins, a cornice at the top, and canopy toward the ground plane.

Expertise
Architecture

Status
Completed 2020

Program
245,300 SF Residential
7,000 SF Retail
264 Apartments

Construction
Concrete Frame High-Rise