The Noannet Group Tops Off Cambria Somerville-Cambridge
New Hotel Designed by CambridgeSeven Activates Somerville Ave. Streetscape
From left to right: Matt Peretti, Consigli Project Engineer; Jordan Warshaw, Noannet; Ken Drolette, Consigli Super Intendent; Jan Brenner, CambridgeSeven; Bryan Young, Consigli Project Manager.
The Noannet Group President Jordan Warshaw, internationally-recognized architecture and design firm CambridgeSeven, and contractor Consigli celebrated the placement of the final steel beam on Cambria Somerville-Cambridge, an upscale hotel slated to open in 2022. Located on Somerville Avenue on the Somerville-Cambridge line, the CambridgeSeven-designed building captures the spirit of the industrial-meets-chic vibe of its locale with a variegated façade that fits the scale of the neighborhood while making a statement with its fresh stylistic approach. Celebrated hospitality interior designer Bill Rooney is charged with creating a strikingly modern, yet warm interior.
“The area along Somerville Avenue is the nexus of two of our most energetic and forward-looking communities. The addition of an upscale hotel that is walking distance to Harvard, Union and Porter Squares offers a place to stay for locals hosting friends and family as well as business travelers looking for an authentic experience,” Jordan Warshaw, president, The Noannet Group, said.
CambridgeSeven was hired by The Noannet Group to design a dramatic new take on an urban upscale hotel. Twisting the building’s geometry by “skewing” the guestroom modules, creates the variegated street wall along Somerville Ave as well as corner window conditions for all rooms facing the street and replicates the urban building patterns found throughout the city.
Large corrugated, perforated, folded metal screens are a nod to the City’s art and industrial heritage and the public realm of the building on the ground level is defined by operable walls of glass angled to create areas of covered outdoor seating which activate and engage the street edge along Somerville Ave.
When completed, Cambria Somerville-Cambridge will add 163 guestrooms and 6,000 square feet of public space, serving the combined 200,000 residents and businesses in the area.