Project DescriptionFROM THE ARCHITECTS (Jan. 05, 2016):
Detailed renderings for Legacy Partners’ Neptune Marina apartment community were unveiled today by TCA Architects, bringing a timeless mid-century modern aesthetic to the heart of Marina del Rey, CA. Located on Marquesas Way, between Basins A and B, the under-construction multifamily community includes 526 contemporary apartment homes with picturesque harbor views and a new marina with modern boater facilities, announced Tim Mustard, Studio Director and the architect of record at TCA Architects.
Scheduled for completion in summer 2018, Neptune Marina’s clean, linear design is inspired by the era in which Marina del Rey was established, while incorporating nautical expressions through the usage of texture, stone accents and a neutral color palette with the addition of a modest yet playful splash of color. TCA Architects’ inclusion of post and beams with expansive windows, open floor plans and improved waterfront access creates a true indoor/outdoor living experience associated with living in the marina.
“The architectural goal for Neptune Marina is to adopt the site’s historical design elements and infuse them with a modern balance in order to resonate with the next generation of marina residents and boaters,” said Mustard. “The objective is not to replicate the past but for its influence to be present in our designs alongside vibrant, modern characteristics.”
Neptune Marina’s pedestrian sense of scale and enhanced public access and waterfront promenades provide an amicable balance between contributing to the walkability of the surrounding community while preserving privacy and exclusivity for residents. TCA Architects achieves this through the incorporation of elevated courtyards only accessible to residents and strategically placed common spaces, such as lobbies and boater facilities on the public edges to supplement the surrounding promenades.
While Neptune Marina has an estimated completion of 2018, TCA Architects’ designs for the waterfront residence have already been well received. Prior to breaking ground, Neptune Marina received the merit award for Best on the Boards Multifamily Project at the PCBC 2015 Conference.