Paula Rego Museum by Eduardo Souto de Moura. Photo by Luis Ferreira Alves.
Eastbanc is planning to build a residential building or hotel at 2715 Pennsylvania Avenue NW (map), currently the site of an Exxon station, and the design will likely push the envelope for the tony neighborhood as the firm brought on Portuguese architect Eduardo Souto de Moura to work on the project.
At a recent meeting chronicled by the Georgetowner, Eastbanc President Anthony Lanier reportedly asked residents to have “an open mind” about the presumably bold design for the project, which has not yet been finalized, and mentioned that the company paid “the highest price paid for land in D.C.” for the property. A representative at Eastbanc initially said that wasn’t true, then declined to provide further comment on the price.
Eastbanc’s Philippe Lanier told UrbanTurf that the company has not finalized what the plans will be for the address.
“We are considering all options, from condo to rental to hotel,” he said. “It’s early in the design phase.”
But Lanier did confirm that de Moura was the architect selected to work on the site. He is a 2011 Pritzker Prize laureate. At the time the head of the prize’s jury, Peter Palumbo, said de Moura’s buildings “have a unique ability to convey seemingly conflicting characteristics—power and modesty, bravado and subtlety, bold public authority and a sense of intimacy—at the same time.”
Here are some more previous projects by de Moura:
Photos by Luís Ferreira Alves
This article originally published at http://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/eastbanc_plans_bold_design_for_georgetown_project/9211
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