The building entry is located at the corner of West Pender Street and Seymour Street. Retail is located on both West Pender and Seymour, achieving the city required retail continuity. A lobby for a secondary office entry is located on West Pender adjacent to the Rogers Building. Landscape is added throughout to create an inviting and dynamic street experience. Loading dock and parking entry is located on the North of the site, off the public alley.
The proposed project consists of a 29 storey office building to replace the existing 6 storey parking structure. The building will have underground parking, retail at grade, an entry for a visible corner lobby, a secondary office entry, and an Amenity program at the top.
Two major contextual datums from the cornice of the Rogers building and the soffit of 601 W. Hastings are manifested on the expression of the canopies and setbacks of the building. The existing grids from the surrounding Heritage buildings are extended onto the façade of the building, thereby unifying and completing the urban block.
The urban block on which the site sits is comprised of four additional buildings. Two are heritage. All have a gridded façade.
By applying a gridded facade on the proposed building, the architecture of the urban block is unified and complete.
A fold is introduced to the grid frame of the proposed building to reflect & refract light. A textural treatment on metal adds further visual interest.