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A New Look at Navy Yard's Planned D.C. Water Headquarters

Renderings via SmithGroupJJR

This glassy, wavy green structure will soon become D.C. Water's new headquarters, planned near Nationals Park, adjacent to the Anacostia River and historic O Street Pumping Station. First reported by Washington Business Journal, these recently released renderings give a new look at what the proposed 167,180-square-foot headquarters will look like and how it will fit into the Navy Yard neighborhood. The $55 million headquarters will feature an aluminum curtain wall and "variegated green rainscreen panel system," and is set to become the headquarter's most sustainable construction project ever. Some of the eco-friendly features include a pump station that will use wastewater for heat recovery and a green roof and rooftop seating. There will also be an entry court, interactive exhibit space, and boardwalk. Washington Business Journal reported that the new headquarters is expected to save the organization $2 million per year in operations and maintenance expenses. The D.C. Office of Planning (OP) has expressed concerns over the developer's plans for security zones and a security buffer. The proposed headquarters will remain off limits to the public, but will still require "exciting waterfront architecture, site planning and landscaping," according to the initial planning office report. The OP recommended the developer adjust the plans for the development to allow limited and secure public access.

· How D.C. Water will fit its green palace onto a sewage compound near Nationals Park [Washington Business Journal]
· New Renderings Reveal a Planned D.C. Water Headquarters [Curbed DC]