We are excited to announce that 1235 Marine Drive, a new four-storey residential/commercial project in North Vancouver has gone in for development permit.
The new project on the North Shore is a contemporary expression of the history of Marine Drive and its rich ship building past, historically an early industrial neighbourhood constructed of brick, steel and wood. We researched local building typology and expression circa 1900, and used our research to inform two options showcasing these materials, examining approaches to breaking up the building’s massing while maintaining a sense of project continuity.
Some design features from the Architect:
- The residential floors hang over the commercial units, creating natural weather protection without having to resort to tacked-on canopies
- We widened the sidewalk and added seating to encourage the use of Marine Drive as a walking and shopping destination
- It has the ingredients of an industrial warehouse (wood, metal, brick) but those materials have been designed for residential suites instead
- Bright red metal frames reflect the high energy of busy Marine Drive