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UVic Residences, building 1
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Address: Ring Road at Grand Promenade
Municipality: Saanich
Region: Urban core
Storeys: 9
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#441 Dexter

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Posted 23 November 2021 - 08:38 PM

Perhaps Kwench is problematic

#442 Mike K.

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Posted 24 November 2021 - 09:15 AM

Yeah, now that I think about it there never was a follow-up to the canceled media event.

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#443 ks112

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Posted 24 November 2021 - 01:30 PM

Looks like UVIC signed a construction management contract for this project in 2018 with Kinetic and Ellisdon.  Without a fixed price contract in place at the onset I wonder how the budget is looking now.

 

https://www.ellisdon...nal-version.pdf


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#444 Mike K.

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Posted 01 February 2022 - 05:32 PM

UVic is opening a learning and sharing space at Kwench.

- https://www.facebook...59908541109362/

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#445 MysticalWarrior

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Posted 28 June 2022 - 02:11 PM

First building of the new residences is nearing completion! It looks like they're adding the final touches before it opens this September. Meanwhile, the second building in the back (sort of pictured) has been topped off and had its crane removed a little while ago...

 

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#446 Nparker

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Posted 28 June 2022 - 02:16 PM

And if the UVic student population ever drops, the region will have a handy, ready-to-use jail.


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#447 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 28 June 2022 - 02:19 PM

And if the UVic student population ever drops, the region will have a handy, ready-to-use jail.

 

Can't give the UVic kids a patio, or even windows that open.  Next thing you know you'll have the Mardi Gras Bourbon Street bead thing going on.  Next thing you know it looks like the gay pride parade with so much nudity.


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#448 Mike K.

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Posted 28 June 2022 - 06:54 PM

They really nailed the prison vibe, eh? Holy moly.
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#449 Nparker

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Posted 28 June 2022 - 07:48 PM

To paraphrase Groucho Marx: University is a wonderful institution, but who wants to live in an institution?



#450 lanforod

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Posted 28 June 2022 - 11:04 PM

I see this every day. Never really got a prison vibe from it. Prison screams concrete to me. Nothing appears concrete here.

#451 grantpalin

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Posted 01 July 2022 - 10:49 AM

It's pretty visible from the top of Mt. Tolmie. I was up there on Sunday for the view.



#452 aastra

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Posted 01 July 2022 - 10:58 AM

^Also from Doncaster Drive and the lookout at the top of Revelstoke Place.



#453 MysticalWarrior

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Posted 15 July 2022 - 07:04 PM

From Monday - the decorative exterior panels around the 2nd floor dining hall are being installed.

 

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#454 Nparker

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Posted 15 July 2022 - 07:16 PM

At least they are being consistent with the prison theme.
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#455 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 15 July 2022 - 07:18 PM

Good photo Mystical.   :thumbsup:


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#456 Mike K.

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Posted 16 July 2022 - 06:48 AM

Is that officially the biggest structure on campus now, by square footage?

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#457 aastra

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Posted 16 July 2022 - 11:30 AM

Prison architecture? You critics are hilarious. It's more like a fortified imperial base from Star Wars. Just add a few laser cannons on the roof.

 

It would be a nice touch if Darth Vader's theme was playing constantly in all of the common areas.


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#458 aastra

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Posted 16 July 2022 - 12:06 PM

Seriously though, lift this thing on end to become a tower and then dial down the severity of the overall esthetic by 50%.



#459 aastra

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Posted 16 July 2022 - 12:16 PM

I'm the idea man. I'll leave the rest of the job in the good hands of movers and shakers like Sparky and Mike K.



#460 MysticalWarrior

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Posted 16 July 2022 - 01:00 PM

Prison architecture? You critics are hilarious. It's more like a fortified imperial base from Star Wars. Just add a few laser cannons on the roof.

 

It would be a nice touch if Darth Vader's theme was playing constantly in all of the common areas.

 

Now that you mention it... the exterior definitely reminded me of something, just couldn't put my finger on it until now 

 

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