The IMF has released new renderings for the hotel it is fashioning on New Hampshire Avenue in Dupont Circle. The 1964 structure has been used as an IMF apartment building, but with the building in dire need of a renovation and eating up a chunk of IMF dollars, Fund planners decided to sell one of the two buildings that comprised the apartment complex and renovate the remaining building.
With visions a LEED Gold building, the IMF and architecture firm Bonstra | Haresign are in the midst of a full gut and renovation of the building, and have designed a new skin on top of the old shell complete with rain screen (a kind of waterproof membrane under the skin, with breathable cavity in between) and super efficient glass curtainwall system, adding 20 units to the 100-unit building. The building is expected to be completed in about a year. Below are renderings of the new structure. Washington D.C. real estate development news