100 Pier 4 Plaza

Project Location: Boston, MA

Client: Hanover Company

Architect: ADD Inc.

The Pier 4 Plaza connects to the Boston Harbor Walk and the Institute of Contemporary Art in the innovation district of the Seaport area of Boston. Inspired by the layered history of the site, the Plaza celebrates the linear movement of the historical railway tracks and new fiber optic and electrical linkages that define this landscape. The fluid and linear paving patterns highlight the flow of information and circuitry moving below the site.  Framed by a large landscape area and a series of granite / stainless steel seating elements, the plaza transforms into an exciting and colorful gathering space during the day and at night.

Image credit: Alan Karchmer, Rob Benson and Above Summit