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Amaris Waterfront Condominium in Washington DC

Oct 5, 2020

Hoffman-Madison Waterfront

Design: Rafael Viñoly Architects

Location: Washington, D.C., USA

Hoffman-Madison Waterfront (HMW), a joint venture of Hoffman & Associates and Madison Marquette, the co-developers of The Wharf, today announced that its highly-anticipated Phase 2 condominium building will be called Amaris. The 96 unit, 12-story, luxury waterfront residential building’s name is derived from Latin and means “you are loved.” Amaris embodies an immersive life experience. Residents will delight in the building’s artful design, prime waterfront location, ample outdoor spaces, sophisticated interiors as well as its unparalleled amenities and services.

Amaris Waterfront Condominium Washington DC

Conveniently situated among The Wharf neighborhood’s numerous offerings including an extensive 5 acres of green space provided by The Green and Waterfront Park, and just minutes from downtown Washington, D.C., Amaris provides its future residents with a vibrant and connected environment along the Potomac. The boldest architectural project currently being built in the city, Amaris’ design is inspired by and made to enhance its unique waterfront views and location.

“Since our initial designs with lead architect, Rafael Viñoly, our goal has been to create an iconic and inspiring addition to the neighborhood that will become a statement in Washington’s waterfront skyline, while raising the bar for residential living,” said Monty Hoffman, Founder and Chairman of Hoffman & Associates. “From its striking all-glass facade to its ideal location on the water’s edge that allows each residence private outdoor space, Amaris exemplifies the ultimate in luxury waterfront living for the region that can only be found at The Wharf.”

Amaris Waterfront Condominium Washington DC

“Rafael Viñoly’s architectural vision is the perfect complement to The Wharf’s world-class design across the entire development,” said Amer Hammour, Chairman of Madison Marquette. “This new residential space will be a showcase of contemporary features inside and out, that will provide unparalleled luxury to our residents and visitors.”

The intricate, curved and glass-walled building is the first in Washington, D.C. to be designed by Rafael Viñoly Architects, whose work spans six continents and is known for designing notable works of architecture including New York City’s 432 Park Avenue, the world’s tallest completed all-residential building.

“Amaris is a portal into one of the most significant developments in Washington, D.C.,” said Rafael Viñoly, Principal and Lead Designer of Rafael Viñoly Architects. “The Wharf has completely changed D.C.’s waterfront with the energy and variety of its public spaces. While the overriding geometry of the neighborhood sympathetically follows the city’s orthogonal grid, the building works as the terminus, breaking free from that geometry to acknowledge its park setting and the expansive views into and out of The Wharf.”

A nod to the waterfront location, Viñoly’s design for Amaris alludes to waves and water-like movement through the building’s curved shape and use of light. With a reputation for stretching the verticality of residential living, Viñoly’s design allows every residence at Amaris to have sweeping views and a connection to the outdoors through individual balconies and terraces. Specifically, residences at the curved edge of the building, with their outward sloping cold warped glass windows and cantilevered balconies, evoke the feeling that one is privately projected into the most unique and dramatic views across the water and into Virginia, Maryland and D.C.

As Washington, D.C.’s most elevated residential offering to date, the building’s 96 spacious residences range from approximately 700 SF one-bedrooms to 6,000 SF four-bedrooms, including split-level penthouses. In addition to these unique residences, Amaris will also feature approximately 20,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor amenity space, including an over 5,000-square-foot residential terrace on the building’s 6th floor designed by Parker Rodriguez.

The residences’ interiors are designed by the internationally-acclaimed architect Thomas Juul-Hansen, known for his signature notion of timeless design that highlights the use of naturally derived materials, allowing for finishes that will stand the test of time.

“For Amaris, our goal was to create interior spaces that were clean, simple and elegant in an effort to compliment, but not distract from the grandness of the residences and gathering spaces,” said Thomas Juul-Hansen, Founder of Thomas Juul-Hansen, LLC. “The building’s intricate glass and metal structure and extraordinary location is truly something people haven’t seen before in this city and we wanted the interior to be as unrivaled as the views. Amaris will be a unique gem and a landmark unto itself.”

The abundance of glass in Amaris allowed the interior architects to maximize the light and views within the living areas and bedrooms. The residences are generous in size, with large open kitchens, spacious walk-in closets and well-appointed bathrooms, as well as expansive living and bedroom areas. The unit features and design address the residential market demands, which have evolved over the past 6 months, with unprecedented private outdoor space, outdoor amenities and the building’s location next to a 1.5-acre park.

In addition to the expansive residences and amenity spaces, the building will feature 16,000 square feet of retail space at street level that will open out to the edge of the planned, 1.5-acre park, The Green, delivering in Phase 2 of The Wharf. Located adjacent to Amaris, The Green is designed by Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates (MVVA).

The leading landscape architecture firm named as the American Society of Landscape Architects “firm of the year” and recognized for its work redesigning Pennsylvania Avenue at the White House and Brooklyn Bridge Park, designed The Green to bridge the waterfront to Maine Avenue and M Street SW, providing a visual connection to Arena Stage and the greater Southwest community. MVVA’s design builds off of The Wharf’s linear promenade while creating interesting curves and nooks that mimic Amaris’ curved facade. The tranquil green space across more than 1.5 acres will offer quiet seating areas, shade trees and elegant landscaping tied together by a water basin outfitted with an iconic centerpiece fountain made of sculptural raw Montclair Danby marble.

Amaris joins Pendry Washington, D.C., The Wharf hotel and leading law firm Williams & Connolly, LLP in recent Phase 2 announcements for The Wharf. The first phase of The Wharf opened in 2017 with more than 2 million square feet of development. Phase 2 broke ground earlier this year and is set to deliver over 1 million square feet of development along the waterfront including retail, hospitality, residential, piers and park space in 2022.

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