Architecture

Address:
8188 Yonge Street, Vaughan, ON
Description:
282 Units. 10 Storey .
Surrounded by 2 existing golf courses (east to Ladies Golf Club and west to Uplands Ski Club ), the proposed 10 storey development sits at an elevated part of Yonge Street in Thornhill capturing the magnificent views of downtown Toronto. The terracing architecture transitions from Yonge Street into the quiet residential Uplands/Helen neighborhood, with a composed "twin tower" look fronting Yonge which transforms into a "weave of ribbons" at the rear. The proposal calls for a 200m pedestrian promenade introduced at midblock, featuring active retail at grade with café patios, special landscape lighting, terracing planters and sleek sculptural furniture. Given a 2m difference in grade from Yonge to the ultimate landscape retreat at the rear, the 200m "Infinity Walk" is the spine, ascending and meandering in nature, choreographing all the different outdoor programs such as the pool, dog park, yoga area and quiet sitting alcoves throughout the expansive inner landscape courtyard. 282 Units. 10 Storey .
Surrounded by 2 existing golf courses (Ladies Golf Club to the east and Uplands Ski Club to the west), the proposed 10 storey mixed use development sits at an elevated part of Yonge Street in Thornhill captures the magnificent views of downtown Toronto. The architecture presents as a gateway with 2 wings terracing down from Yonge Street into the quiet residential neighborhood of Uplands and Helen Avenue, linked by a 7-storey podium. Each wing is ushered with a ceremonial entrance addressing the corners of the site and a quiet drop-off at the rear. The building expresses as 2 composed twin tower fronting Yonge, whereas at the rear, it appears in motion with a weave of "ribbon" like terraces and balconies. The "Ribbon concept" is further echoed with reflective metal sculptures throughout the 200m pedestrian promenade introduced at midblock from Yonge. The mid-block sheltered pedestrian thoroughfare features active retail at grade with sprawling café patio, special landscape lighting, modern terracing planters and sleek durable outdoor furniture. Given there is a 2m difference in grade from Yonge leading to the ultimate landscape retreat at the rear, the 200m "infinity walk" is the spine, ascending and meandering in nature, to quilt all the different outdoor programs such as the pool, dog park, yoga area and quiet sitting alcoves throughout the expansive inner landscape courtyard.
Role:
Architect
Developer:
Constantine Enterprises Inc
Trulife Developments
House

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