“The Melville”, Bute & Melville Streets, Vancouver BC
Comprising a landmark high rise tower, a boutique hotel and a retail base, this project was a significant addition to the downtown urban form. The streetscape reflected the city’s design guidelines for this area with high-quality paving elements, street trees, and characteristic concrete walls and stairs giving structure and vitality to the grade changes around the project. The podium level provides a courtyard enjoyed by the residential tower and the hotel. This incorporates a watercourse and cascade in combination with planting providing separation between courtyard-level hotel suites and communal gathering space for the residential tower. The podium level also includes outdoor play space for an on-site daycare and on the top of the tower is an outdoor pool and garden offering stunning city and mountain views. The roof of the hotel has a landscaped roof deck for hosting functions.