Ghanian-British architect Sir David Adjaye is collaborating with Olin Studio, as well as developers the Levy Group and the Georgetown Company, on the redevelopment of the former West Heating Plant and Coal Yard in Washington, DC.
Slated for completion in the final quarter of 2025, the $300 million transformation will retain the western façade of the 1948 structure and create a new bridge linking the C&O Canal Towpath to the historic Zero Mile Marker. “I believe that architecture presents opportunities for transformation and this project proved to be a great example where I was able to respect the history of the West Heating Plant by redesigning it from the inside out,” Adjaye says.
Four Seasons Private Residences will accommodate 70 units across the property, which will be enhanced with a new metalwork façade installed upon light brick. Operable shading will modulate air and light flow, while floor-to-ceiling windows in the lobby will reinforce the new parkland and surrounding community. A residential pool will also be included in the project.