Z6 Urban Lofts
The development contributes to the urban environment through it’s positioning in the neighbourhood context; the building is appropriately scaled for the streets it faces and provides much needed good quality housing for this neighbourhood. The fourth floor recesses provide and maintain a visual connection to the sky for pedestrians. The front of the building provides a comfortable single storey at the immediate sidewalk context and then recesses the upper storeys to maintain a good visual connection between sky and street, avoiding the urban canyon effect while ensuring a positive street presence.
The materials used on the building reflect both a contemporary aesthetic of painted and galvanized steel, brick and stone while also respecting traditional colour schemes; for example, the warm red roughly textured brick and natural limestone are similar to those materials used in the community over the past century.