Façade installation is progressing on Lotus 315, a 17-story residential building at 260 South Harrison Street in East Orange, New Jersey. Designed by INOA Architecture and developed by Blackstone 360, the roughly 300,000-square-foot structure will yield more than 200 units, amenity spaces, and a 215-vehicle below-grade parking structure.
The mix of units will range from studios up to two-bedroom residences.
The building’s silhouette resembles a rounded wedge that slowly narrows inward from the ground floor to pinnacle. The façade at the front elevation takes on a rounded, undulating form that cascades increasingly inward with each floor. Both the front and rear elevations will include recessed balconies for select units.
To accommodate the unconventional massing and varying floor plates, the structural system comprises high-strength concrete and sloped columns that are still viewable in portions of the building that are not yet enclosed.
Completion was originally slated for the end of 2020, but some time closer to the end of 2021 or early 2022 is likely at this point.