CRYSTAL CITY Crystal City, Virginia
Crystal City is an urban neighborhood just south of the Pentagon and west of the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. Upon master planning the strategic redevelopment moves, our task was to strategically knit the public realm within newly proposed and existing architecture. New buildings in the form of pavilions were conceived that transformed an inactive existing water park into an energetic and integrated park and retail synthesis. A new retail plaza along 18th Street will become a new hub connecting the new street level retail, a renovated underground mall, an existing metro station together with a newly designed pedestrian connection into the adjacent water park pavilions and regional train station. A newly created vision of the streetscape will connect the landscape and the architecture while rekindling street vitality.