Buzzard Point Master Plan

How to Turn Density into Urban Quality

Text by Matthias Hollwich

Status  DESIGNED 2016

Type  MASTERPLAN

Location  WASHINGTON D.C.

Client  AKRIDGE

Size  1,460,000 FT2

Scope  SD

Situated in a rapidly growing waterfront area in Washington, D.C., this new development transforms a vacant parking lot into a million and a half square foot urban neighborhood. The master plan calls for several residential buildings of up to nine stories, which are strategically carved to maximize views of the surrounding waterfront.

At the ground level, a porous landscape of retail and public space invites visitors to explore the interior of the block. Tight alleyways, pocket plazas, elevated courtyards, and a central park offer a variety of informal social spaces to match the diversity of lifestyles of its residents.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

Buzzard Point Master Plan was designed during Matthias Hollwich’s partnership at Hollwich Kushner Architecture DPC, where Matthias acted as principal and lead designer.