3405 Shelbourne is envisioned to see the establishment of new and diverse housing forms to the neighbourhood including missing middle housing. Offering a mix of homes including studio, one and two bedroom condo homes along with six family sized three-bedroom townhomes.
The architecture and landscape have been carefully designed to complement the neighbourhood. The ground floor is clad with a mix of robust and attractive masonry on the southern side and warm wood material on the north side. A series of architectural frames between floors 2 and 5, providing visual relief and interest to the elevations and optically reducing the building height.
The interior faces of the frames are treated with warmer wood cladding and guard rails. A combination of white and dark stucco and balconies with glass guards creates a visual hierarchy and achieves a lightness and playfulness.
This project will greatly enhance the streetscape with a landscape plan that is drought-tolerant and rich in biodiversity and pollinators to enhance the surrounding ecosystem. The gardens are designed with an urban approach in mind with raised planters forming separations between public and private spaces.
Located in the Camosun neighborhood, the proposal has been developed in response to both the Saanich Official Community Plan (OCP) and Shelbourne Valley Action Plan (SVAP).
Source: Abstract Developments
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