Our challenge was to design an iconic building that would architecturally distinguish this prominent corner of the city, create a dense community of homes, and interact with the streetscape on both small and large scales.
6490 sqm of residential and 890 sqm of ground floor commercial space.
2nd floor building common patio with seating, fireplace, and BBQ with visual connections to the sidewalk patio and street below.
Ground floor live/work units off of Meares Street courtyard.
Prominent use of wood construction and wood finishes throughout, particularly in areas such as balconies and soffits where people experience it.
Contextual and expressive formal moves create a striking, yet sensitive building.
The ground floor commercial spaces wrap around the corner of Fort and Cook and are articulated to accommodate urban spaces such as a bus stop, informal seating, and a covered patio space.