Paul Hammond, Low Hammond Rowe Architects
The façade design is intended to provide an expressive and attractive image of colour and texture within an otherwise conventional and repetitive floor plate, ensuring that this new building fits within its context of market and non-market residential buildings of various scales.
The use of Dryvit’s Reflectit panels allowed for a bold, defined panelized appearance while providing solid thermal performance. The use of EIFS (Exterior Insulation Finishing System) allows for long term performance.
The end use of the building was to provide affordable housing for young urban singles, couples and families. Significance: The importance of this project is that a cooperative spirit was required to combine the efforts of architecture, engineering, construction, installation and specialty finishes into a thermally efficient and durable building.