Bulfinch Awards, ICAA, 2022
Architect of Record
Brio, a new-construction luxury waterfront condominium development in Hingham Massachusetts, is a transformational project in The Launch at Hingham Shipyard. The shipyard was built during World War II to build destroyers and was operational from 1941 to 1945. The new building carries a naval theme forward. Its façade is an elegant interpretation of a shipyard aesthetic, complete with panels that feature exposed fasteners to reflect the rivets of a battleship.
The mixed-use 120,000-square-foot complex, whose loft-like design was inspired by the industrial architecture of the shipyard, houses 77 one-and two-bedroom condos in its five stories. As a way of defining and activating the streetscape, the southeast facade of the building continues the existing street wall of Shipyard Drive with the lobby responding to the street’s axis. Human-scaled elements on the lower floors respond to the pedestrian-friendly environment along Shipyard Drive including individual unit entries, porticos, tenant gardens and street trees.
Each unit has an open floor plan and a Juliette balcony to capture the sunsets over the water. High ceilings, oversize windows and private terraces define the units; the penthouses have roof decks.