Wharf Marina

Hollwich Kushner unveils design for the Wharf Marina, a gem welcoming boats to the Washington, D.C. waterfront.

The Wharf Marina will be constructed atop a fixed pier along the pedestrian waterfront promenade of the new District Wharf development. The building, a 20 minute walk from the National Mall with views of the Jefferson Memorial and down the Potomac River, will consist of approximately 13,400 SF of retail and amenity spaces with an accessible rooftop. While most of the building’s square footage is dedicated to future restaurant, cafe, or retail tenants, it also includes a lounge and services for yachting crews. The wharf’s 227 yacht slips will expand upon the area’s existing boating community and Capital Yacht Club.

Visible while landing at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, the Wharf Marina is a glass gem inspired by the adjacent waterfront promenade. The architects used timeless marina characteristics in their design to contrast an overall contemporary architectural vision. Their proposal uses the same wood as the surrounding bulkhead to form two bands separated by a playful steel truss.

Hollwich Kushner joins a diverse architectural team assembled by Hoffman-Madison Waterfront to develop the mile-long $2 billion District Wharf in Southwest Washington. Other architects working on the 1.2 million square foot Phase 2 development include Perkins Eastman, SHoP Architects, WDG Architecture, ODA, Rafael Viñoly, Morris Adjmi Architects, STUDIOS Architecture, and S9 Architecture.

  • Location: Washington, D.C.
  • Status: In Progress
  • Client: Hoffman-Madison Waterfront
  • Size: 13,400 SF
  • Team: Matthias Hollwich, SBA Marc Kushner, AIA Todd Shapiro, Robert May, Thomas Orton, Joe Kuhn, Alberto Herzog, Nicolas Lee