611 Elizabeth Street
Tom Hutton

611 Elizabeth Street

Gray Puksand as Architects

Due to the significant Heritage value of this building as an example of early 20th century showroom and workshop architecture, setbacks for the tower from the original façade have been carefully and sympathetically considered.

photo_credit Tom Hutton
Tom Hutton

An appropriate podium is established by the existing façade and creates a visual separation to the new work.

photo_credit Tom Hutton
Tom Hutton

The intent of the tower is to present as recessive, with the existing heritage building remaining visually dominant.

photo_credit Tom Hutton
Tom Hutton

Muted tones are used throughout the tower, so as not to distract visually from the more dominant light tones of the heritage façade.

photo_credit Tom Hutton
Tom Hutton

The curved corners of the office building construction soften the visual impact of this new form sitting above the existing heritage building, sympathetic to the corner of Elizabeth and Queensberry Streets below.

photo_credit Tom Hutton
Tom Hutton

Rebated horizontal bands articulate the façade reducing the bulk and referencing horizontal form of the heritage building below.

photo_credit Tom Hutton
Tom Hutton

Team:

Architects: Gray Puksand

Photographer: Tom Hutton

photo_credit Tom Hutton
Tom Hutton
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