One Yorkville. Mixed Use Multi-Unit Residential. Toronto.   Situated at the intersection of Yonge Street and Yorkville Avenue, this project marks the entrance to the neighborhood of Yorkville. The development incorporates a row of heritage commercial structures on Yonge Street.  The tower rises above the restored and re-purposed brick buildings. A striated vertical expression emphasizes the verticality of the tower. Uninterrupted sculptural bands are placed to cover the vertical systems of the building (sheer walls, partitions or mechanical), while creating an ever changing interplay of light and shadow.  The bands frame various places they intersect with. At ground level, they form a playful colonnade, while at the top of the building they create a sculptural enclosure that gives the roof-top garden a distinct character.  The design strategy aims at using less glass in favour of a more energy efficient cladding system, achieving that while providing an impactfull and visually cohesive appearance.

One Yorkville. Mixed Use Multi-Unit Residential. Toronto.

Situated at the intersection of Yonge Street and Yorkville Avenue, this project marks the entrance to the neighborhood of Yorkville. The development incorporates a row of heritage commercial structures on Yonge Street.

The tower rises above the restored and re-purposed brick buildings. A striated vertical expression emphasizes the verticality of the tower. Uninterrupted sculptural bands are placed to cover the vertical systems of the building (sheer walls, partitions or mechanical), while creating an ever changing interplay of light and shadow.

The bands frame various places they intersect with. At ground level, they form a playful colonnade, while at the top of the building they create a sculptural enclosure that gives the roof-top garden a distinct character.

The design strategy aims at using less glass in favour of a more energy efficient cladding system, achieving that while providing an impactfull and visually cohesive appearance.

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Location: Toronto, Canada

Type: Mixed-Use, Multi-Unit Residential

Size: 46,000 sq.m

Client: Bazis International

Status: Construction

Credit:

Design: Samer Hout and Roy Varacalli

rVa Architect of record