“The historical references of a site can act as a springboard to inspire a design concept that engages the urban fabric and enhances the public realm,” Dikeakos said. “For [Block 100], the historic use of the railway that once passed through the site was a factor that drove the design evolution.”
The Vancouver Sun goes on to note that Block 100’s connection to the historic railway is being immortalized on the site with a railroad grid design on the sidewalk. Block 100’s exposed board form concrete will resemble a classic timber construction style, while metal sun shades and blue glass finishings on the building’s exterior will reference Block 100’s proximity to the ocean – which residents will be able to enjoy from their own homes or the shared rooftop decks.
We’re recently got our hands on a number of new display suite photos, including…
For more Block 100 images, including building renderings, check out the project’s listing page here. For more on the building’s design and neighbourhood, be sure to read the Vancouver Sun article in its entirety.
Block 100’s display suite is open for viewing until Friday, December 21st. From December 22nd to January 2nd, viewings will be by appointment only.