Kabin – ULI Americas Awards for Excellence Finalist
Learn more about 2021 ULI Americas Awards for Excellence Finalist, Kabin (Denver, CO).
May 4, 2021
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Developers: Conwest Developments
Designers: Taylor Kurtz Architecture + Design
Site Size: 2.3 Acres
Ironworks is Canada’s first stacked mixed-use commercial industrial project, built over a fully city block in Vancouver’s historically industrial Port Town neighborhood. The site is adjacent to a well-established residential neighborhood, near major transportation routes with convenient highway, port, transit, bike, and pedestrian access.
The development contributes to the City of Vancouver’s ambitions of pushing the leading edge of urban sustainability in accordance with the Greenest City Action Plan. Ironworks is designed to provide synergistic opportunities for industrial, office, cultural, technological, and culinary uses by offering functional and flexible space currently in low supply within the city, and consequently, employment opportunities.
The concept and execution of the development is complex. The overall form of the development consists of two primary buildings, running parallel to Pandora to the north and Franklin to the south – a functional response to anticipated user requirements. This design optimizes solar orientation and provides ocean and north shore mountain views. Mezzanines are incorporated in both industrial and office units contributing to an even greater use of space. Located between the two buildings is the mews. The mews functions as a working street including business entries and visitor parking spaces. It also is where direct and common grade loading for shipments large and small converge.
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