OMA to develop mixed-used building for boston’s seaport district

OMA has revealed plans for a new mixed-use building to be built in Boston. The project, which marks the company's first commission in the US city, will integrate retail outlets and offices in Boston's seaport, an emerging neighborhood that will also include the work of corner operations Of james, NADAAA and sasaki. The "Sea Port 88" will consist of 18 floors with approximately 425,000 square feet of office space, approximately 60,000 square feet of retail space on the first two floors and 5,000 square feet for civic and cultural use.

The building, which was designed by OMA's partner Shozi Shigematsu, is defined by a series of cascading terraces that descend towards the street. "Our design for 88 marsh harbors reduces the building in two volumes, creating distinct responses for each urban scale of old and new, while accommodating various typologies of offices for various industries with requirements for traditional and alternative floors "Says Shigematsu. The slice also generates an opportunity to draw in the public areas of the district, linking the waterfront and the green pier with a continuous landscape.

Supported by the development of WS, '88 seaport 'is expected to begin construction in 2018 with a completion date set for 2020.