A shift in the street grid and the preservation of an existing building façade are the genesis of Tableau’s architecture. A structural table featuring three meter deep post-tensioned concrete beams spans over the existing façade and supports the thirty six storey tower above. Structural columns clad in black metal create a colonnade along Richmond Street and enclose a four storey open-air urban “room” that is the setting for Shayne Dark’sbright green sculpture “Nova” that spikes through an opening in the table. A shifting paving pattern completes the urban room and extends into the entrance lobby where walls are covered with black granite divided by diagonal slashes of recessed lighting. The second and third floor will accommodate office uses accessed by a separate elevator lobby off Peter Street. A fourth floor amenity floor will have direct access to an extensive outdoor area on the fifth floor which is provided with private cabanas and landscaping. The tower floorplate is kinked to reflect the geometry of the street grid and to maximize setbacks from adjacent buildings. The external appearance of the tower is defined by continuous projecting balconies and a two storey checkerboard pattern of black steel frames.
Photography by: Richard Seck