Located in Washington DC, United States, Washington Convention Center was designed by Foster + Partners. Sensitively composed to reflect the distinctive urban identity of the area with a contemporary twist, these smaller blocks aim to ‘bridge new connections between the historic, predominantly residential neighbourhoods to the north and the commercial office developments to the south’.
Trees along the avenues will be re-planted with local species in keeping with traditional Washington urban design, and classic ‘globe’ lights dotted along the pathways. Many of the original 18th century alleyways will be widened and rejuvenated to their former splendor, encouraging local residents to take pride in their city’s heritage.
Alongside four sleek new building units designed by Foster + Partners, the masterplan includes a variety of hotels, offices, apartments, restaurants and retail spaces, linked by pedestrian streets lined with foliage.