Bridge District Parcels 1-2
Parcels 1 and 2 of the Bridge District, a 1,000,000+ SF mixed-use development in Washington, D.C., consist of two mixed-use residential buildings with ground floor retail that will collectively be the second phase of the Bridge District community.
As Phase 2 of the Bridge District development, the buildings are designed to complement Phase 1 while bringing their own energy, amenities, and architectural principles to the Bridge District neighborhood. Buildings 1 and 2 will offer their own designs that are distinct in their architectural expression and materials, yet seamlessly integrated at their street level and public spaces. The project’s design creates public and private nodes that facilitate connectivity and human interaction, both indoors and outdoors.
The exterior expression of Building 1 focuses on celebrating its mass-timber structure. Building 1 contains a residential lobby, retail, and recessed plazas for retail, outdoor dining, and gathering. Long-term bicycle parking, a secondary residential lobby and shared porte-cochere are located towards the rear of the lot. Above the ground-level is the shared private amenity terrace and 11 stories of residential use with approximately 337 units. An open-air court extends through the center of Building 1, providing light and air to interior units and down to the amenity terrace. Pursuant to obtaining the necessary Construction Code modifications, this would be the largest mass timber residential building in Washington, DC.
Characterized by its pronounced clean lines, simple horizontal balcony expression, and straightforward masonry façade, Building 2 evokes Bauhaus design principles. The massing of the building is softened by its rounded corners, reduced in scale by its inset vertical glass sections, and lightened by large openings in its northern and western bars. Splashes of color on the undersides of the curvaceous balconies play against the masonry exterior, providing visual interest from the pedestrian perspective.