A new building planned for Boston’s Seaport neighbourhood is ‘carved’ halfway through by a dramatically angled ‘slice’, adding to the stunning architecture commissioned for the up-and-coming area.
OMA New York have revealed renderings for the project, showing the design of the 490,000 sq. ft. mixed-used retail and office development. Located in the Boston Seaport area, which has seen considerable investment in recent years, the building is the latest striking structure to arrive in the neighbourhood.
The 18-storey tower will feature a glass facade bisected dramatically by a cut-away section allowing natural light to flood the interior spaces with light and opening up the building towards the waterfront. The slice also divides the building’s 425,000 sq. ft of office space and 60,000 sq. ft of retail.
‘Our design slices the building into two volumes, creating distinct responses for each urban scale of old and new,’ explains OMA partner Shohei Shigematsu. ‘The slice also generates an opportunity to draw in the district’s public domains, linking the water and Fan Pier Green with a continuous landscape.’
‘We are committed to bringing world-class architecture to Boston’s Seaport; architecture that will stand the test of time,’ says Yannni Tsipis of WS Development, the Massachusetts-based property magnates heading up the project.
‘Together with the brilliant team at OMA, we will create a unique urban environment that advances Boston’s innovation economy and celebrates great urban design.’
Due to begin construction in 2018, 88 Boston Seaport is expected to be completed in 2020. You can find out more here.