Designed to complement the X project across the street, the building achieves a Miesian austerity by virtue of its proportions, rigorous window pattern and muted colour palette. A highly efficient square shaped tower footprint is placed at the far west end of the site in order to optimize views for both X and X2. All balconies are recessed to emphasize the structure’s sleek profile while a freestanding glass screen extends past the rooftop mechanical penthouse. A seven-storey podium continues the tower’s aesthetic at the base while enclosing the entrance lobby, a large retail area, and specialized podium suites. On level eight, the enclosed amenity space at the base of the tower has access to an extensive outdoor amenity terrace that includes an outdoor pool and seating areas surrounded by landscaped screens. The building’s base creates a backdrop for the public art by Shayne Dark that will be a companion piece to the provocatively coloured sculpture at the base of X2.
Photography by: Richard Seck