This 25-storey, 187-unit condominium is located in on the edge of the trendy Westboro neighbourhood in Ottawa. Tucked away from the street behind an adjacent existing building, the project overlooks a park and the Ottawa River. A dramatic, gently curved 19 storey tower is situated above a sculptural 6 storey podium. The shape of the tower affords panoramic views of the adjacent park, city skyline including Parliament Hill, and the Ottawa River. An expansive amenity terrace at the 6th level, where the tower meets the podium, hovers above the tree canopy. The tower is articulated with a dynamic pattern of white, horizontal bands, reminiscent of the stratification of the adjacent slope leading to the river. Limited ability to excavate required the project to incorporate above-grade parking in the podium. In order to maintain the high-quality of design and finish, the parking is enclosed by a sculptural facade of curtainwall, articulated to further reinforce the design concept of the adjacent slope. The loading and servicing requirements of the existing surrounding buildings had to be maintained within the boundaries of the site.
Photography by: Richard Seck