Block 32 was planned and designed to fill a need for family-centred affordable rental housing in the rapidly developing Railway Lands West precinct in Toronto, Canada. The objective was to create a living environment that fosters social interaction and community building. Block 32 introduces a unique housing typology for families in a neighbourhood dominated by one- and two-bedroom units catering to singles and young couples. The stacking and interlocking of podium units reduces the number of common corridors to achieve increased amenity within the units. To increase efficiency and create double-storey units, corridors and elevators are located on every second floor of the podium. Fully glazed corridors are selectively organized at the perimeter to form local neighbourhoods within the development. The emphasis on shared public spaces, glazed corridors and large two storey units creates a secure and inviting living environment for families. Accents of vibrant colours extend through all the public spaces of the project.
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