Richards & Drake

This 40 story development proposes to replace an ageing institutional building located in the new Yaletown neighborhood.  The building will include institutional, cultural, educational and community uses in the podium with 198 affordable rental housing units in the tower above.

The form and massing is strongly influenced by view cones that impact the site, resulting in a slender triangular tower form.  This striking addition to the skyline will be clad in high quality materials, including stone, metal panels and window wall; with laser-cut geometric metal screens at feature residential balconies providing layering and depth to the facade.

Podium and rooftop gardens will provide opportunities for gathering, outdoor dining, gardening and recreation.  With building setbacks along both streets, the public realm becomes enhanced with new benches, lighting and extensive landscaping.