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Turner Building
Uses: office, commercial
Address: 2002-2010 Richmond Road
Municipality: Victoria
Region: Urban core
Storeys: 5
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[Victoria - Jubilee] Turner Building redevelopment | 5-storey office; 4-storey rental | Proposed


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#121 Mike K.

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Posted 23 January 2014 - 10:06 AM

There are far more important things to focus on like heritage walls and Tinto rocks.

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#122 Sparky

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Posted 11 March 2014 - 03:50 PM

Here is a proposed version of the new Turner Building by Alan Lowe Architects. The building on the right is the 2020 Richmond Medical Building.

 

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#123 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 11 March 2014 - 03:51 PM

That just might not please a single person.


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#124 Baro

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Posted 11 March 2014 - 04:29 PM

Maybe it's just an unflattering rendering.


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#125 D.L.

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Posted 11 March 2014 - 04:52 PM

It will probably be revised. Developers/architects often put out crude designs to see what changes either city council or the public can recommend

Though it's not bad IMO

#126 Bingo

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Posted 11 March 2014 - 05:06 PM

Here is a proposed version of the new Turner Building by Alan Lowe Architects. The building on the right is the 2020 Richmond Medical Building.

 

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Other than preserving the ability to build right out to the sidewalk, there is nothing worth saving in the old building.


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#127 SamCB

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Posted 11 March 2014 - 05:59 PM

Looks cool to me. Lots of glass at street level. Worst case scenario for the unknown grey material is stucco which is not that bad given the glass surrounding it. Too bad the neighbourhood will never go for that height. 



#128 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 11 March 2014 - 06:29 PM

Other than preserving the ability to build right out to the sidewalk, there is nothing worth saving in the old building.

 

I agree.  Would it set some kind of terrible precedent if council granted the building "special" new zoning, that lets a new building have zero setbacks, as long as it meets design guidelines?


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#129 concorde

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Posted 11 March 2014 - 06:53 PM

Other than preserving the ability to build right out to the sidewalk, there is nothing worth saving in the old building.

and now you know why they are trying to save the original building


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#130 D.L.

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Posted 11 March 2014 - 06:55 PM

Too bad the neighbourhood will never go for that height.


There are already multiple six and eight story buildings in the area so an oversized five story building isn't extreme

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Posted 11 March 2014 - 06:57 PM

Would it set some kind of terrible precedent if council granted the building "special" new zoning, that lets a new building have zero setbacks, as long as it meets design guidelines?

 

It sure wouldn't be terrible. It would be terrific and it should be automatic. We're talking about the city's historic/established built form here. Do we want to preserve it or don't we?



#132 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 11 March 2014 - 06:57 PM

and now you know why they are trying to save the original building

 

I know, but isn't there a better way?  Like admitting the existing building is not really worth keeping, and that keeping it is only really trying to get around the rules for setbacks and demolition.  A better way forward?


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#133 Bingo

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Posted 11 March 2014 - 07:39 PM

I know, but isn't there a better way?  Like admitting the existing building is not really worth keeping, and that keeping it is only really trying to get around the rules for setbacks and demolition.  A better way forward?

 

If they're so bonkers about the look of the existing building they could easily replicate that with modern construction, and tuck some parking underground in the process. 



#134 jklymak

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Posted 11 March 2014 - 07:53 PM

I hope the final plays with the art-deco style a bit more, even on the upper floors.  The modern top looks mashed onto the old bottom, and while I don't think they need to look the same, a bit more imagination on the upper stories would be cool.



#135 G-Man

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Posted 11 March 2014 - 10:18 PM

I think it looks pretty good!


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It has a whole new look!

 


#136 gumgum

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Posted 12 March 2014 - 07:07 AM

I predict 0.1% will be left of the original building.

#137 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 12 March 2014 - 07:08 AM

I predict 0.1% will be left of the original building.

 

That's kind of what I mean, in order to have that addition up top, they will have to build a steel framework inside the existing walls.  Why bother?


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#138 Sparky

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Posted 12 March 2014 - 08:03 AM

Here is another angle.

 

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#139 Nparker

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Posted 12 March 2014 - 09:02 AM

Looks better from this angle.



#140 G-Man

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Posted 12 March 2014 - 09:11 AM

That looks even better. This will be a pretty striking addition to the neighbourhood.


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