Built on the site of the former waterfront rail yards, District Hall’s architecture is inspired by the area’s industrial past. The building has two basic volumes: a long, low bar that references box cars that once populated the site, and an angular shell that recalls the materials and forms of the shipping industry’s boats and waterfront warehouses. District Hall is also the first freestanding city-championed innovation center of its kind in the country, serving as an anchor for the emerging Innovation District. Inside, visitors will find open a restaurant and café, workspace, classrooms, assembly space, flexible use “pods,” and writable surfaces. District Hall’s mission is to build, strengthen, and connect individuals and communities of innovators while expanding the visibility and benefits of Greater Boston’s innovation economy.
Architect: Hacin + Associates
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