Liberty Harbor East

WINNER: Best High-Rise Apartment Community

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Liberty Harbor East
Liberty Harbor East
Liberty Harbor East
Liberty Harbor East
Liberty Harbor East
Liberty Harbor East
Liberty Harbor East
Liberty Harbor East
Liberty Harbor East
Liberty Harbor East

Nominated by: Bozzuto and Hickok Cole Architects
Location: Baltimore, Maryland
Developer: Bozzuto and Harbor East Management Group
Architect: Hickok Cole Architects
General Contractor: Bozzuto Construction Company
Interior Designer: Stonehill Taylor Architects, PC and Purple Cherry Architects
Photographer: Jennifer Hughes Photography
Project Website: Liberty Harbor East

Project Statement

Seeking to establish the new gold standard for luxury living in Baltimore, Liberty Harbor East, a 775,000-square-foot mixed-use development situated between the city’s two most desirable neighborhoods, Inner Harbor and Fells Point, and offering unobstructed views of the Patapsco River and the Inner Harbor. Occupying an entire city block, the monumental development comprises four major components, including 282 apartment units and 33 luxury condominiums, resting atop six levels of above-grade parking and a two-story, 68,000-square-foot Whole Foods Market with an outdoor cafe facing the river. To break down the development’s scale, the apartment component is divided into two distinct towers, the tallest of which reaches 288 feet high. Rental apartments on the ninth through 22nd floors offer outstanding views of the city and harbor with unit sizes ranging from studio to three-bedrooms, including superior penthouse-level units on the top two floors. The development’s 33 condominiums deliver unparalleled elegance with expansive light-filled units and glass-lined balconies for outdoor dining and breathtaking views. Designated entrances for the apartment and condominium are located at the northeast and southeast corners of the building and feature sleek, elegant double-height lobby spaces to welcome guests. In addition to designing a building that would complement the popular Harbor East neighborhood, designers strategized to create a distinction between the project’s four major components, while considering the orientation of each façade. The condominium units and the Whole Foods second-floor café have front seat views of the harbor, while the condominium’s white façade establishes a striking presence along the waterfront. From the city side, the apartment’s masonry façade transitions with the adjacent neighborhoods, while double-height transparent lobby spaces pique the curiosity of passersby. Even the parking garage along South Central Avenue announces the building’s presence with a dynamic light sculpture above the Whole Foods entrance.

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