This entry takes the site and tries to maximize public space and access to the river while at the same time taking into account the requirements of the developer's program which included office space and a parking requirement. The brick-clad building works in the context of the surrounding warehouses through a sympathetic massing and material treatment. The design uses a false façade the floats over the opening to a generous public walkway that ends at a floating park on the water's edge.
While the program called for a garage to accommodate parking spots for a tenant on the adjacent parcel, this design contains parking for five cars in a compact parking lift that takes up far less space and requires much less detrimental excavation at the river's edge. It also removes the need for a ramp down to the parking level which allows more open space for the general public and a better layout for the ground floor restaurant space. The walkway to the river also allows greater separation to the building next door which increasing the amount of windows allowed under the building regu;ations, providing more daylight to the office space inside.