Expanding the Definition of Mixed-use
This webinar was part of the RAIC 2021 Virtual Conference on Architecture
Topics: Housing, Planning and Urbanism
Length: 1 hour | What's Included: Video, Quiz, and Certificate of Completion
This webinar is available to stream!
As Vancouver’s industrial lands are being displaced by the pressures of the ever-expanding inner city, the mixed-use industrial and residential developments of Strathcona Village, completed in the summer of 2018, and Archetype, scheduled to be completed in 2022, serve as models of a new hybrid mixed-use typology. Both developments by GBL Architects maintain existing industrial spaces while increasing local housing supply, successfully integrating previously incompatible programs. This mix of uses contributes to the building of a robust, diverse, and sustainable urban economy for the City that is scalable to other urban centres across the country.
At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:
Compare the benefits of retaining light industry within the urban fabric;
Identify the critical programmatic requirements required for the integration of light industrial use in residential use developments;
Assess the value of incorporating new mixed-use models in other Canadian cities, while challenging the conventions of current mixed-use project thinking;
Develop solutions to the complex programmatic requirement of light industrial and residential use developments.
Subject Matter Expert
Daniel Eisenberg, Architect AIBC, MRAIC / Associate Principal, GBL Architects Inc.
Andrew Emmerson, Architect AIBC, MRAIC / Associate Principal, GBL Architects Inc.
Available Until: December 31, 2022
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