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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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#461 aastra

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Posted 16 July 2022 - 02:00 PM

I think the death star has more glazing, doesn't it?

 

I'd say this esthetic in moderation could have been pretty cool. But it's the same problem that we see on the tower for Hudson Place 2. The esthetic itself isn't necessarily awful, but by going "all in" with it they make it seem more overwhelming and oppressive than it needed to be. The same designs could have been much better with even a bit of variation in the mix.

 

If you had shown me some samples of this UVic cladding I probably would have liked it. And then as I was walking away you could have muttered something like, "Glad you liked it, because you're going to get a lot of it."



#462 Nparker

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Posted 16 July 2022 - 02:32 PM

...The esthetic itself isn't necessarily awful, but by going "all in" with it they make it seem more overwhelming and oppressive than it needed to be. The same designs could have been much better with even a bit of variation in the mix...

It also looks nothing like the rendering.



#463 amor de cosmos

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Posted 17 July 2022 - 07:04 AM

you guys don't know what you want. maybe you would have preferred that pam madoff was in charge of that one?


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#464 Mike K.

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Posted 17 July 2022 - 08:25 AM

I never thought there’d come a day when View Towers looks less depressing than a university dorm.

But how many underground interrogation levels does that thing have? That’s what I’d -really- like to know.
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#465 lanforod

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Posted 17 July 2022 - 01:23 PM

I still think it looks far better in person than those pics

#466 Nparker

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Posted 17 July 2022 - 02:34 PM

It would almost have to.



#467 MysticalWarrior

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Posted 18 July 2022 - 01:27 AM

Definitely looks way better in person, especially if you still remember well the days when that site was nothing more than an open field and a pathway.. I might just be biased though because I too walk by this building frequently for classes, haha. Both buildings especially look great when looking towards the SUB from University Centre; it makes that area of campus look pretty dense!

 

Speaking of the other building, here is a photo from today:

 

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#468 Mike K.

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Posted 18 July 2022 - 09:03 AM

One thing's for sure, these updates are great! Thank you.


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#469 MysticalWarrior

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Posted 23 August 2022 - 02:05 PM

The new building (or Building One as the sign outside says) is now partially open! Managed to snap some pics in there while I was exploring it:

 

 

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And of course, an update on Building Two:

 

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#470 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 23 August 2022 - 02:15 PM

Great photos Warrior!


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#471 Nparker

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Posted 23 August 2022 - 02:16 PM

When do the inmates arrive?


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#472 Mike K.

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Posted 23 August 2022 - 02:22 PM

Thanks, MW!

 

Note how the original rendering was of a structure not nearly as imposing: https://vibrantvicto...-22#entry555249


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#473 lanforod

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Posted 23 August 2022 - 02:25 PM

Thanks, MW!

 

Note how the original rendering was of a structure not nearly as imposing: https://vibrantvicto...-22#entry555249

 

The rendering has a bit lighter colouring, and the ability to see the glazing through the metal shades, but otherwise the real building looks pretty much like the rendering.

I don't think there is enough inside seating though, based on how full I saw it today, with just staff/faculty and some late summer/early fall courses running.


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#474 MysticalWarrior

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Posted 23 August 2022 - 02:34 PM

Always a pleasure!  :)

 

I was certainly surprised how much thicker the metal shades were compared to the rendering given you can barely see the front-facing windows, but overall, I can't really point out much difference between the end result and the rendering IMO.


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#475 Nparker

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Posted 23 August 2022 - 03:08 PM

The original rendering appears to be light tan/beige. The finished product is dark grey.,



#476 Mike K.

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Posted 23 August 2022 - 03:27 PM

Oh yeah, an even earlier design was very light coloured.

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#477 Nparker

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Posted 23 August 2022 - 03:28 PM

You mean like the image at the top of this thread?


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#478 LJ

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Posted 23 August 2022 - 07:27 PM

I like the darker colour.


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