Two parcels which shapes are defined by the surrounding street geometry compose the Ironbound Project site. The site planning departs from the conventional array of volumes that results in a closed block, and transforms the traditionally private domain into an open plaza by organizing the project's buildings separated from each other but linked geometrically by the building's location along two recognizable directions defining the parcel's shape.
The total construction area of 442,079 square-feet is distributed among four buildings containing a total of 264 dwelling units, and 43 ground retail spaces facing the project’s interior plaza as well as the surrounding streets. An alternating path of open public hallways leading to single and duplex apartments provide double exposures allowing for cross ventilation as well as flexible floor layouts reflected in the façade composition of varying arrays of elongated and localized voids.
The Ironbound project is located in The Ironbound, a large, multi-ethnic neighborhood in Newark, New Jersey directly east of Penn Station and Downtown Newark covering four square miles (10 km) - geographically is the largest in the City of Newark - containing all of the Central Business District, the Airport and Port Newark.