Uplands Walk Supportive Housing

Pacifica Housing Advisory Association, Victoria BC

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Project Description

This project in Nanaimo provides 33 units to house individuals and couples who were homeless or at risk of homelessness because of mental health or addiction problems. The building has a mix of studio and one-bedroom apartments ranging from 35m2 (375 SF) to 52m2 (560 SF), along with administrative staff facilities, and common kitchen, dining room, multi-purpose rooms, laundry, fitness room, and secure bicycle storage. Each unit contains a large glazed bay window, a basic kitchen, bathroom, and personal storage. The 2400 m2 (25,800 SF) building is a four storey wood-frame structure with a second floor roof top food-garden terrace and a ground floor south facing plaza with bocci court, landscape gardens and covered seating area. The building’s design is intended to strike a balance of form, character, and materiality that fits with its neighbours in the heavily-wooded context. The building is designed to be highly energy-efficient, with performance designed to CaGBC LEED Gold.

Winner: VIREB Commercial Building Design Award of Excellence

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