Space for a public art installation was created on the building façade which formed part of the planning approval through consultation with the City. A forecourt is created at the street level with a dramatic exposed wood column that helps to form a sheltered recess near the entry.
The wood frame structure is sustainable by nature; the project received the prestigious WoodWorks 2012 Design Excellence Award (Multi-Unit) in recognition of this achievement and for its contribution to awareness of the appeal of wood construction in Ontario. This project showcases a successful contemporary, in-fill construction in the four to six storey scale and demonstrates that design quality does not need to be compromised in modestly scaled developments.
Wood WORKS! Award Winner Multi-Unit Wood Design