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Look Inside this Scandinavian-Inspired Apartment Building Coming to NoMa

It's the first U.S. residential project from Danish design firm Space Copenhagen

Rendering courtesy of Skanska and Design Collective.

Northeast DC’s NoMa has no shortage of modern, new apartment buildings. But RESA, opening in the spring of 2019, promises to be a little different, with its authentically Scandinavian design. The 326-unit apartment building is the first multifamily project in Washington from Skanska. And its interiors are the first American residential project from Danish firm Space Copenhagen, known primarily for its hospitality work (including the design of another Noma, the renowned restaurant in Copenhagen).

RESA is the first part of a planned three-building development from Skanska called Tyber Place. The apartment building is located at 22 M Street, NE, and will include 7,000 square feet of retail on the ground floor. Skanska does not yet have an expected completion date for the entirety of Tyber Place, whose other two buildings will comprise offices above restaurants and shops. The buildings will abut the NoMa Meander, a public promenade that will wind through four blocks of the neighborhood.

Space Copenhagen is designing RESA’s lobby and reception area, residential corridors, and the rooftop penthouse. The firm says it will emphasize organic materials, such as wood, leather, wool, stone, and textiles in earthy tones. Here’s a look at what’s to come.

Interior renderings courtesy of Skanska and Space Copenhagen.

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Marisa M. Kashino joined Washingtonian in 2009 as a staff writer, and became a senior editor in 2014. She oversees the magazine’s real estate and home design coverage, and writes long-form feature stories. She was a 2020 Livingston Award finalist for her two-part investigation into a wrongful conviction stemming from a murder in rural Virginia.