A proposal to build a unique mixed-use building in Vancouver’s Mount Pleasant district seeks to be a “visually dynamic” glass box design.
Mallen Gowing Berzins Architecture has submitted a development application to construct a new four-storey, 60-ft-tall creative industrial and office building at 2425 Manitoba Street – the southwest corner of the intersection of Manitoba Street and West 8th Avenue, just across from Jonathan Rogers Park.
It will replace a one-storey building that currently houses The Doghouse, a dog daycare.
The application calls for a floor area of 15,159 sq. ft., which includes industrial uses on the ground and mezzanine levels and office space within the upper three levels.
Building tenants have access to outdoor amenity areas on the mezzanine, second, third, and fourth levels, with the decks facing north towards the park and mountains.
A two-level underground parkade will provide space for 20 vehicle parking stalls.
“From a massing and design perspective, a vertical circulation core anchors the southeast corner and the selection of exterior finishes and significant glazing is intended as a strong visual addition within its primarily industrial context,” reads the architect’s design rationale.
The building will have a floor space ratio density of three times the size of its lot.
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