Critical Analysis of Previously Proposed Massing
Overview of existing site conditions
Poor quality street frontage, presence of surface parking along streetscape
Low-rise, suburban development
No historic structures on site
Critical analysis criteria: Community commentary
1 | National hotelMassing steps to 20m at National Hotel.
2 | Historic Street Frontage2m set back introduced above 20m.
Majority of massing is still aligned with 9th Avenue SE.
3 | Pedestrian ExperienceSidewalk width increased with addition of colonnade.
4 | Community BenefitsPublic colonnade leads to new central public courtyard.
5 | Architectural ImpactMajority of massing aligns with 9th Avenue streetscape.
6 | Heritage and MaterialityMateriality to be developed through subsequent design process.
Revised Massing Strategy
6.5 FAR/45 Metres Height
1 | National hotel
2 | 5-6 Storey Contextual Street Frontage
3 | Pedestrian Experience
4 | Community Benefits
5 | Architectural Impact: F.A.R. + Density + Shadowing
6 | Heritage and MaterialityRefer to following section for design aspirations and precedents.
Please note: Since this process is still at the land-use stage, these are architectural schemes of what is possible at this site, while responding meaningfully to community concerns. These are not detailed design schemes, which will be fleshed out at the development permit stage
Aerial view looking south west
Aerial view looking north
Street view looking east
Street view looking west
Aspirations and Opportunities
Community focused retail experience
Creation of a vibrant year-round market to compliment the existing night market
Indoor community amenity spaces
Community meeting rooms
Exterior Amenity Space
Outdoor space located on the development parcel
Heritage and Materiality
Sensitive materiality related to local context (Masonry facades)