HWKN realizes a brick facade with angular cuts at a mixed-use complex in Jersey City

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In recent years, fast-paced high-rise development has given Jersey City, New Jersey, a notable skyline. Among this rapid vertical growth along the Hudson River is 351 Marin, a 38-story, mixed-use building in the formerly industrial Powerhouse Arts District. Its design is the work of New York City–based architecture office HWKN.

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The cuts of the building at Bay Street and Marin Boulevard are meant to draw the public to the plaza. (Michael Moran)

Located between Bay Street and First Street on Marin Boulevard, the building spans the boulevard-facing length of its block. This includes a mostly hardscaped plaza that connects to the building’s ground floor cafe, which is open to the public. The plaza’s materiality combines polished concrete, stone, and wood, and was designed to be visually compatible with the building behind it. This is continued inside, where a green wall features prominently in the lobby. The bulk of the 530,000-square-foot building is occupied by 507 residences and accompanying amenities, including a pool, lounge areas, and coworking spaces.