The previous designs for Robinson Terminal North were described as "frenetically and distractingly random" and "lacking the orderly quality ... of Alexandria." Now, they're being compared to the Sydney Opera House. While the original renderings featured wood fins and mullions, the new renderings are focused on glass and steel. According to the Washington Business Journal, plans for the development include a two-story pavilion with a faceted window wall system and a metal slab edge cover. Other design features will include recessed bays, glass guardrails, fritted glass, and floor-to-floor glazing. The two-building development will be located on 500 and 501 Union Street between Founders and Oronoco Bay Parks. The buildings will be referred to as East Building and West Building, with the former having four stories for residential and retail use and the latter having six stories for residential, retail, and hotel use. See what the original designs for Robinson Terminal North looked like here.
· Robinson Terminal North goes for iconic on the Alexandria waterfront [Washington Business Journal]
· Concept Designs Near Completion for Robinson Terminal North [Curbed DC]