11 architects land roles on second phase of $2bn Washington neighbourhood

Hoffman-Madison Waterfront (HMW), the developer of a $2bn, mile-long neighbourhood located on DC’s southwest waterfront has announced its architects and designers for the second phase of the project.

Phase one of the development, which is called The Wharf, is scheduled to open in October 2017.

The firms selected for phase two are described as "one of the most impressive lineups in the nation".

The 11 picked include:

  • Perkins Eastman DC: This firm is the masterplanner and the "horizontal architect" for all phase two infrastructure and underground parking.
  • SHoP Architects & WDG Architecture: These companies will collaborate on parcels six and seven.
  • ODA: This firm will design the mixed-income apartments and related retail slated for parcel eight.
  • Rafael Viñoly: According to the client, Viñoly will "bring a new level of luxury residential to The Wharf".

When complete the second phase will include an additional 1.2 million square feet of mixed-use development including office, residential, marina, and retail space, as well as parks and public spaces, across half a mile of waterfront.

The groundbreaking for phase two will take place in mid-2018, with an expected completion date in 2021.

Images courtesy of The Wharf

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