Royal Architectural Institute of Canada

Awards of Excellence — 2009 Recipient

130 Bloor Street West (Practice of Architecture)
Toronto
ON
Award Category: 
Awards of Excellence
Innovation in Architecture

Quadrangle Architects Limited

130 Bloor Street West is the most elite address in the heart of Toronto. It features extraordinary residential suites, including a heritage-listed, luxury two-storey penthouse considered one of the finest examples of 1960s modernist residential design in Canada, as well as office space andhigh-end retail at grade.

Renowned for excellence in adaptive reuse work, Quadrangle Architects Limited was selected to undertake the project, including the challenge of adding onto the top of a building while renovating the operational floors below.

The stunning result? Fourteen new luxury condos, nine floors of office space and one floor of prime retail space.

Jury Comment(s): 

This project offers important approaches in the practice and process of complex, high density projects.

Great inventiveness of logistical planning and technical sophistication.

The new condominium units are impressive; a very elegant design resolution creating “houses” in the sky, not anonymous “modules.”

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