1000 Maine is a new, state-of-the-art, Trophy Class office building and part of the larger Southwest redevelopment known as The Wharf, an approximately 24-acre waterfront site that includes 12 parcels/mixed-use buildings, new boat piers, and several retail pavilions. 1000 Maine is one parcel in the overall re-development of The Wharf, all requiring jurisdictional review and approval through a Planned Unit Development (PUD) process that included the Commission of Fine Arts (CFA) and Board of Zoning Adjustment (BZA).
The design concept of the building connects two different office bars, running north to south and opening over the waterfront, with a four-story atrium overlooking the Washington Channel and a two-story lobby on Maine Avenue. The main office building entry is located on Maine Avenue. The west bar projects 5’ into Market Square to break the massing scale of the office tower and better communicate with the lower scale fish market to the west. A new glass and terracotta curtain wall system provides 10’ floor-to-ceiling, unobstructed views from the interior floors, providing views out over the city and waterfront while allowing maximum natural daylight to come in. The HVAC is a Dedicated Outdoor Air System (DOAS) that provides healthier, more efficient air quality and reduce energy costs.
When completed, 1000 Maine will be the first building on the redeveloped site at the west end of The Wharf, making it a gateway building for the overall development. The double bar building that opens to the waterfront with a four-story atrium will provide an iconic design that utilizes ultra-clear glass and white glazed rain-screen terracotta paneled curtain wall system. The building amenities provide additional new public spaces for tenants, including a lobby that opens to a glass atrium, fitness center, conference center and roof amenity based on the newly enacted DC zoning regulations.