New Replaces Old
An older daycare center on the site has been demolished to make way for the new family homes. These new homes are seamlessly integrated between the two AAB departments, providing convenient access to the S-train, shopping, schools, and institutions.
The design of the site has inherently imposed constraints and potentials, establishing the framework for the building site's design. Furthermore, there has been an extensive dialogue between consultants and the building committee regarding the soft values to prioritize.
The outcome reflects a shared aspiration to cultivate a socially sustainable development centered around the concept of wholesome, affordable public housing, with the community serving as its cornerstone.
The development plan comprises three clusters, each consisting of 13 homes, forming three distinct communities, each with its own shared courtyard area.
The distances, number of homes, and the design of the edge zone are meticulously balanced to facilitate eye contact and enhance social capacity, providing ample opportunities for varied outdoor activities. The three clusters are interconnected around two central activity spaces, linked by a cross-cutting path system between the wards.
The architecture and spatial design are tailored to a human scale, characterized by both rationality and robustness. The entire development features only two types of housing: a one-story, three-bedroom apartment and a two-story, four-bedroom apartment.
The homes boast well-lit living spaces, with a deliberate emphasis on varying degrees of privacy in both the layout of the homes and the private outdoor spaces.