18 Park

The New Face of Jersey City

Text by Matthias Hollwich

Status  BUILT 2014

Location  LIBERTY HARBOR NORTH, NJ

Client  KRE GROUP, IRONSTATE DEVELOPMENT COMPANY

Size  200,000 SF

Scope  SD-CA

Architect of Record  MINNO & WASKO

Team  MATTHIAS HOLLWICH, AIA MARC KUSHNER, AIA ROBERT MAY, KEITH GREENWALD, JOANNE POUZENC, MICHAEL GOLDEN, JESSICA WETTERS, VIRGINIA MELNYK, ADAM HOSTETLER, ALANA GOLDWEIT, MARILINE LAENEN, KELSEY LENTS, ANDREAS KOSTOPOULOS, LOUIS KOEHL

Photographer  MICHAEL MORAN, BILYANA DIMITROV

18 Park is a market-rate rental apartment building in a designer suit. Taking advantage of a desirable location with expansive Manhattan views, and access to light rail and a private marina, HWKN created a unique exterior and arresting public amenities.

Deep shadow lines, luxe materials, and a first floor colonnade lend the building a feeling of comfortable solidity. A fissure in the middle of the facade breaks up its mass, while generous shared spaces are designed to ‘wow’ at first, and age gracefully over time.

A lobby with dramatic wood cladding designed by a local artist helped contribute to a record-setting lease-up period for Jersey City rentals.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

18 Park was designed during Matthias Hollwich’s partnership at Hollwich Kushner Architecture DPC, where Matthias acted as principal and lead designer.