District Hall, Boston, by Hacin + Associates
Gustav Hoiland District Hall, Boston, by Hacin + Associates

Category: Work
Honorable Mention

Boston’s new innovation center, District Hall, is the first completed structure in the 23-acre Seaport Square development. Boston-based Hacin + Associates took cues from the site’s railyard past for the design of the steel-framed, metal-panel-clad building, drawing upon boxcars, boats, and warehouses as inspiration. The 12,000-square-foot structure includes a restaurant and café, a 250-person event space, and lounge and workspaces. In support of the center’s purpose as an incubator, the interiors are designed to be easily reconfigurable, and include roll-down partitions, Haworth furniture, IdeaPaint wall surfaces, and Philips Color Kinetics programmable LEDs.

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Gustav Hoiland Exterior.

Gustav Hoiland Exterior.

Bruce T. Martin Café.

Gathering area.
Bruce T. Martin Gathering area.

Gustav Hoiland Bar.

Gustav Hoiland Café.

Site plan.
Courtesy Hacin + Associates Site plan.