Boston, Massachusetts USA
2.0 million square feet / 186,000 square meters
The South Station development in the active Financial District of Boston was conceived, in part, to create a gateway to the city from the south. Currently, the area serves as a major transportation hub used by thousands of commuters and travelers daily and is anticipated to increase with the completion of the development’s three phases. The first phase of the project includes an office and residential tower above the city’s historic train station in addition to grand public spaces that will greatly enhance user experience. Later phases include additional office and residential spaces, totaling 1.2 million square feet of office space, 321,000 square feet of residential, a 360-room hotel, and 895 parking spaces.
The 51-story tower will house flexible working environments with open floor plans, dedicated working spaces, or perimeter offices. Our design focused on inviting ample natural light and expansive views of Boston into the spaces for ideal working conditions and fulfillment.
The tower will be clad in lightly reflective glass with richly textured glass spandrel panels. As the tower rises, the spandrel textures will transform to meet a glass crown, which will be gently lit at night, to be designed in collaboration with glass artist James Carpenter. At the tower’s base, separate from the station’s main entrance, is a multi-level podium with a shuttle lobby and elevator, giving access to office and residential spaces in the development, a sky lobby, roof terrace restaurant, and boutique offices in the podium.
An innovative sky lobby will be a connective passageway between each building of the three-phase development. The space will feature floor-to-ceiling windows, sky lights, integrated public art, professional check-in service, social gathering areas, and 30,000-square-feet of food/beverage and retail options.
Atop the podium’s rooftop will be an exclusive one-acre sky park, presenting an active hub for residents and professionals of the tower, each with their own designated area. The park will feature flexible areas for activities and lounging, as well as a dog run, an outdoor theater for movie screenings, and a dining terrace with a landscaped pergola.
Located on an amenity terrace for residents of Boston South Station will be an open luxury pool and lounging area, complete with glass walls for panoramic views of the city. Residents’ accommodations will be modern and classic, also with floor-to-ceiling windows, spanning the living quarter’s perimeter. Each condo will have balcony terraces that fully open from common living areas into the city’s skyline.