Location: Washington, DC
Hill East is a proposal to the District of Columbia Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development for a mixed-use residential development with over 850 residential units, and nearly 200,000 sf of commercial space for retail, office, and community engagement. The project also provides significant indoor and outdoor amenities for the residents of the building, including active-landscaped zones on multiple levels adhering to the tenets of active design guidelines and promoting good health and an active lifestyle. A productive landscape, designed and maintained collaboratively with urban agriculturalists, introduces planting and gardening opportunities to the building’s residents and fosters healthy eating and sustainable farming.
The overall master plan establishes a community-focused approach with a park and community center designed at the center of the parcel. Sensitive breaks and reliefs in the massing break down the scale of the overall architecture, articulating the building as a “village” with generous openings that engage their respective streets.