AQUABLU

JERSEY CITY, NEW JERSEY

A residential apartment building comprised of a 7 story block and a 31 story block for a combined apartment count of 363 apartments and retail shops.

The Aquablu is a residential apartment building that is composed of two distinct sections: a high rise tower sheathed in glass panels and a low rise section clad in brick. Working with Poskanzer Skott Architects the low rise brick section is employed to reinforce the existing masonry street front and invoke the aesthetics of the townhouse style neighborhoods that form the local residential communities of Jersey City. The high rise glass portion of the project is meant to compliment the surrounding residential high rise towers and anchor its position in the Jersey City skyline. The two differing components are joined together at the tower's base, which is masonry, and serves as a visual device to stitch the two components together into a singular composition.