7th Street Recreation Pier, The Wharf
Washington, DC
Architect
Perkins Eastman | Landscape Architect: Michael Vergason
Photographer
Nicholas Kingston Photography | Laura Arnold/CM KLING

The 7th Street Recreation Pier is part of DC’s The Wharf development. The pier provides an engaging outdoor experience for residents and visitors. Beautiful, undulating wooden landscapes lead to a fire pit sculpture in a comfortable and inviting atmosphere.

The general lighting consists of illuminated columns. Large swings provide playful spots to relax under tiny gem-like accent lights. The fire-pit is showcased high above the water with tape-light hidden underneath for a floating-effect. Underneath, color-changing floodlights illuminate the water and draw subtle attention from nearby boats. The pier connects to a small dock via a ramp bridge with integral handrail lighting.