Blue Tree Management Ltd.
Non-Market Residential Units: 111 ㅤㅤㅤChildcare: 49 Person ㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤRetail: 550 sm (5,920 sf)
This 25-storey building is the densest and most complex project in the Bayshore Gardens. It accommodates multiple uses including market and non-market housing, a childcare centre and street-front retail. The non-market component is the Vancouver Performing Arts Lodge, a non-profit organization that provides much needed housing for people who have worked in the Theatre Arts. To support their many programs, a multipurpose performance space was provided on the seventh floor adjacent to their roof gardens.
The Childcare is owned and operated by the Vancouver Society of Children’s Centres and accommodates 49 children. The centre was designed in accordance with the high standards outlined in the City of Vancouver Childcare Guidelines.
The building design creates a strong street-wall along Cardero Street and Bayshore Drive. It also forms a gateway expression at the entrance to the Bayshore Gardens, setting the thematic tone for the rest of the development.
Artistic rendering of 1616 Bayshore Drive.
View looking toward 1616 Bayshore Drive from Cardero Street.
View looking up façade at the corner Cardero Street and Bayshore Drive..
The main entrance is accompanied by a series of fountains, while the column emerges from the water feature supporting the building.
Pedestrian view alongside street-front retail.
View of the townhouse units. Staggered forms and balconies create a visual spectacle.
Circular openings in the concrete canopy provide shade while framing the sky above.
Outdoor landscaped gardens accompanying thePAL studio theatre.
Birds-eye view of the childcare playspace.
View of the childcare play space and rustic play structure.
Interior view of childcare coat room.
Interior view showcasing the views out of the childcare space.
The PAL studio theatre performance space provides a flexible space for endless possibilities for events and gatherings.
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