By : ADHOC architectes
GRANDS PRIX DU DESIGN – 14th edition
Discipline : Architecture
Categories : Residential Building / Low-Rise Rental or Condominium Building (< 5 storey-high) : Gold Certification
A source of inspiration for this project was the way in which the heterogeneous and structured aspects of a village and its built environment cater to the human scale rather than to a process of massive densification. Thus the project promotes the idea of a soft, intelligent urban densification with a language specific to each residential block while simultaneously unifying them. Each residence sports a unique materiality and template while following the proportions of a typical neighborhood facade. The template of the various blocks is then modulated according to its immediate neighbors to form a coherent built whole. The elevation at the intersection of Wellington and Egan Streets allows for the light densification of the sector while increasing the architectural variety unique to this village. The project proposes an architecture that is humble and structured but whose finesse and cachet are reminiscent of historic complexes. Matching those of the neighborhood, the chosen shades of brick give the project a form of sobriety while enhancing its contemporary feel. Finally, the rhythm created on the façade ensures the cohesion of the entire project with the existing built environment.
Architect : ADHOC architectes