Urby Silver Spring will be a flourishing 325,750 SF mixed-use, themed living environment located in the heart of downtown Silver Spring in the Fenton District. The 394 unit development will consist of three towers, connected by a below-grade parking structure and ground-floor retail along Fenton Street and Silver Spring Avenue. The Project accounts for 39,938 square feet of public use space, the predominant portion of this coming in the form of a woonerf that connects pedestrians from Georgia Avenue back into Fenton Village. The buildings geometry and function embrace the new park with the intervention of the Urby Cafe, generating a synergy between the towers and the public open space. The design reacts to the variety of conditions surrounding the site, and is conscious of the smaller scale of the neighborhood buildings. Step-backs and material changes break down the massing and highlight the transition. The lower residential floors are designed in a dark-colored brick and form a solid base with the base facades vertically broken up by different window types and the introduction of deep and shallow returns. The recessed upper floors, in contrast, are materialized as a “floating” light volume with silvery light-colored stucco with continuous ribbons of anodized aluminum window frames and closed panels.
Silver Spring, MD
DATE OF COMPLETION
Concrete (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Sarah Richter Design
Ellinwood + Machado