Graziani + Corazza Architects are back on the DNA assignment. For DNA3 they have created sleek glass exteriors for two modern, distinguished buildings that reflect the energy and excitement of the neighbourhood. Luminous architectural accents provide splashes of light, bringing the buildings to life at night and making this the most distinctive DNA yet. Exteriors are designed to complement the existing urban fabric, while redefining the modern expression of King West.
Along King Street, the buildings are animated by bustling retail space, divided into two halves, with an elegant public opening midway, framing the main entry to the lobby. Moving north from the corner of King and Shaw, retail transitions to residences, maintaining the context of quiet, tree-lined Shank Street. On the West façade, a public pedestrian path, lined with retail, links a lush park on Shank Street to the busy sidewalks of King Street. A perfect spot for a sidewalk café!
Outdoor space for everyone also runs aplenty with outdoor landscaped terrace areas on the 2nd and 3rd floors, framed by the two residential towers. Green roofs create foliage sky high on the 5th and 11th floors, as well as the tops of the two towers.