882 main street
The design of 882 Main Street centers around the
understanding that this site represents a gateway or
threshold between Central Square and Kendall / MIT.
The project allows for the repositioning of the property
as connection point along the sequence of squares
that make up the urban fabric of Cambridge that are
located along the red line. Lafayette square’s recent
re-development locally, combined with an increase in
urban activity in both Central and Kendall square, have
transformed this location (using Lynchian terms) from
an edge to a node. If properly developed, 882 Main
street can become a true landmark, transforming the
square once again into a gateway between Central
and Kendall Square.