Gensler is partnering with MCB Real Estate to lead the design of the master plan for the future of Harborplace, a mixed-use waterfront destination in Baltimore. Appealing to a diverse mix of residents and tourists, the reimagined development will reflect the generational change away from traditional malls to create a more active multi-use space for living, gathering, recreating, eating, and shopping. The design prioritizes public water access, expands public space, and aims to transform the harbor into a place that celebrates the city and offers a range of accessible experiences for its people.
Situated in the Inner Harbor area of Pratt and Light Streets, the development is comprised of four new buildings and welcomes the surrounding community through retail and entertainment spaces, green parks, and workspaces. The Harborplace master plan includes a 200,000-square-foot commercial building that provides publicly available conference spaces on its open ground floor; a 200,000-square-foot retail and commercial building with food and beverage options and a 50,000-square-foot public rooftop park; an 8,500-square-foot retail building within a 30,000-square-foot park that features a 2,000-seat amphitheater; and a conjoined residential tower that maximizes views with a stepped-down design, climbing 32 stories and 25 stories respectively. The new residential building will include approximately 900 dwelling units and support retail and commercial uses.
In addition to Gensler, the design team includes: 3XN, (Copenhagen) BCT Design Group (Baltimore), Sulton Campbell Britt (Baltimore, MBE), Unknown Studio Landscape Architecture (Baltimore, WBE), STV, Inc. (Baltimore), Moffatt & Nichol (Baltimore), The Traffic Group (Baltimore County), RK&K (Baltimore), Biohabitats (Baltimore).