Ontario mixed-used project wins urban design award
DateNovember 11, 2013
A mixed-use residential project in Oakville, Ontario, west of Toronto, designed by Page+Steele/IBI Group Architects, has won a local urban design award.
The Shores won an Award of Excellence in the 2013 Livable by Design awards sponsored by the Town of Oakville.
The 10-storey, waterfront building is gracefully bowed to follow the curve of the street and the harbour, maximizing views to Lake Ontario. The two-storey base features stone portal entrances for retail shops, while floors three to six feature a grillage/lattice work providing outdoor living rooms for the residents. Above the podium, and set back from its edges, horizontal terraces step back from seven to ten storeys.
“Bringing this project to life has been a very rewarding experience,” said Henry Burstyn, project architect. “Residents tell me how the building’s design and location have really enhanced their lifestyles and their connection to the waterfront. Many have boats in the marina, and can now shop and dine within walking distance. Residents with a north view enjoy the shared outdoor amenities, like the rooftop fitness area and pool. Overall, the project has made a very positive contribution to the public realm and streetscape at the foot of the harbor.”
The award judges commented that “the project will have a major impact in the evolution of this special part of the Oakville waterfront experience.”
For more information, contact Henry Burstyn.