The Hoboken boathouse is a public/private boathouse offering access to the Hoboken Cove Waterfront in New Jersey. The facility will house 40 boats. It will also offer flexible indoor and outdoor storage spaces and year round programming areas for the community, boathouse members, and local schools and universities. Working with Hoboken’s “Rebuild by Design” effort Marvel integrated a berm and flood wall in order to provide waterfront access while protecting from floods and storms.
The metal screens open up to reveal the kayak storage area
The flood wall and berm integrated with the building, designed to protect against 500-year flood projections
The waterfront elevation, showing the berm and flood wall extending past the project on either side
The rear, city elevation. The lower level and flood wall covered by a landscaped berm.
Boat storage view
The kayaks are stored on pressure-held removable racks. The skylight brings warm sunlight to mitigate the damp conditions.
Night view from the water
Kayakers returning back at night to this beacon on the waterfront.