351 Marin

A Sculpted Base Propels A Tower Upwards

Text by Matthias Hollwich

Status  EXPECTED COMPLETION 2021

Location  JERSEY CITY, NJ

Client  KRE GROUP

Size  540,000 SF

Scope  SD-CA

Executive Architect  HLW

The dynamic, angled  base of this residential high-rise is emblematic of how HWKN designs to enhance the way we live. Here, as the columns at the tower’s base stretch into the plaza, they invite people to congregate. A once deserted streetscape in this New Jersey neighborhood is thus gradually being transformed into a community.

This transformation continues with the pavilion that HWKN has attached to the building’s signature base. With a pitched roof that compliments the tower’s columns, the Pavilion establishes yet another lively area. The firm extends this sense of sociable space into the lobby, choosing similar furnishings and palette – polished concrete, natural stone, and wood – as that in the pavilion. Nature has been brought inside thanks to the lobby’s striking green interior wall.

Atop the soaring tower is a geometric crown that subtly harmonizes with the skyline, while serving as an homage to its stylish base 38 stories below.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

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