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VANCITY PLACE FOR YOUTH While modern architecture’s intervention in historic urban settings has often resulted in uneasy juxtapositions, this modest social housing inﬁll project provides an exemplary lesson in contextual deference. The matterof-fact overall composition is resolved with a thoughtful combination of massing and attention to material detail while the new construction literally embraces a renovated historic structure next door. Street-level retail space below the dense aggregation of housing units helps to manage pedestrian scale and continuity.
Architect Structure Landscape Client Completed Address Transit Access 42 Nick Milkovich Architects Inc. Y. Loh & Associates Ltd. Cornelia Hahn Oberlander Portland Hotel Society 1999 20 West Hastings Street Stadium, Waterfront exterior and café DOWNTOWN EAST SIDE 43 WOODWARD’S REDEVELOPMENT This extensive redevelopment involves a mix of market and non-market housing units, anchor food and drugstore, retail, urban green space, public plaza, federal and civic ofﬁces, a daycare and a signiﬁcant addition to the downtown campus of Simon Fraser University.
Architect Busby Perkins+Will Interiors Scott Hawthorn, Sean Heather, Gair Williamson Architects Client Blood Alley Holdings Completed 2006 Address 45 Blood Alley Transit Stadium, Waterfront Access business hours 48 DOWNTOWN EAST SIDE 49 ce Amenity Landscapes Habour Green Park Coal Harbour Community ova Centre ord WC ings ast WH Pla ada Can Vancouver Convention Centre West Waterfront Station 2 blocks Y Dunsmuir er Howe Burrard Thurlow Bute W Georgia Hornby Burrard Melville Jervis Nicola Broughton end WP Alberni Shangri-La Vancouver Z page 62 page 20 Y Robson Haro Barclay Heritage Square Smithe Barclay Nelson Nelson Park Comox Helmcken St.