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Origami Obelisk on the intersection of Vancouver’s Two Metropolis Grids
Simply two blocks from the Coal Harbour waterfront, Cardero is a gateway and transitional constructing from Vancouver’s North Shore to Downtown core and responds to its location on the intersection of two metropolis grids. The undertaking acknowledges its distinctive setting and takes benefit of connections to Vancouver’s West Finish, Stanley Park and central enterprise district.The constructing’s formal expression is activated by the encircling neighbourhood’s context, which knowledgeable the facade and panorama design.
The architectural sunshades on the residential tower’s south and west facades are an iconic characteristic, lending each practicality and a singular id to the constructing. The distinctive origami-like screens have been impressed by the nautical environment – seagulls and seaplanes in Coal Harbour and the hang-gliders that may be seen catapulting off Grouse Mountain within the distance.
At West Georgia Road, the constructing includes a slender 26-storey, mixed-use residential, workplace and retail tower.
Alongside Pender Road, the dimensions of the tower drops to 21 storeys to reply to the character of the neighbouring buildings and a shift within the metropolis grid. The tower sits atop a four-storey podium with at-grade retail and 45,000 ft2 of workplace area above. Designed to LEED-Gold requirements, the undertaking may also connect with a future neighbourhood district power community.
The tower’s twin id provides the constructing its distinctive type and reduces the general construction’s perceived mass.
Cardero is a brand new mixed-use growth that replaces an ageing workplace constructing with retail at grade, co-op workplace area, market residential and public realm enhancements. The constructing gives 118 market residential housing items on 21 ranges, with 60% appropriate for households with youngsters.
The residential items have been designed to border Vancouver’s water and mountain views and maximize usability for residents. Further on-site facilities embrace multi-purpose areas, a standard roof deck and concrete agricultural plots.