The Gramercy at Metropolitan Park

Arlington, Virginia

Project Details

2008
Project Partners
Robert A.M. Stern
Daniel Lobitz
Paul L. Whalen

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Description

The Gramercy at Metropolitan Park is the first phase of a 16-acre 3,200-unit development in the Pentagon City area. The Gramercy contains a total of 399 residential units and 10,960 square feet of retail space. Rooftop and first floor amenities include an outdoor pool and tanning deck, lap pool, business center, conference room, theater, billiards, party room, full service health club, club room and a private landscaped courtyard adjacent to the club room, as well as underground parking.

The building follows massing and stylistic strategies of traditional classical buildings, such as the division into base, shaft, and crown. The retail at the base is faced with light-colored brick with a darker water-table; its sculptural detailing creates a play on texture for pedestrians. Above, a darker brick field is accented with light brick and cast-stone creating vertical and horizontal rhythms and motifs that break down the scale of the building. From a four-story wing of loft units along 15th Street, the building rises to eight and nine stories before reaching its ultimate height of 18 stories, and then returns to five stories at 14th Street. The crown takes additional light brick and cast-stone detailing, as well as a pergola and other elements, to create a memorable image in the skyline.

The building embraces a private landscaped courtyard, the first of many envisioned in our master plan for the neighborhood.

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