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Turner Building
Uses: rental, commercial
Address: 2002-2010 Richmond Road
Municipality: Victoria
Region: Urban core
Storeys: 6
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[Victoria - Jubilee] Turner Building redevelopment | Residential; retail | 6-storeys


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#241 HarrisonGreene

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Posted 20 August 2023 - 04:26 PM

^ something needs to offset the drab office building next door too. This intersection lacks any vibrancy.

#242 Sparky

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Posted 20 August 2023 - 06:32 PM

^ something needs to offset the drab office building next door too. This intersection lacks any vibrancy.

 

I have to disagree with you on this. If you are referring to the 2020 Richmond Medical Building, this is one of the greatest examples of "Brutalist" architecture in Victoria. 

 

It was built in the early 80's by Campbell Construction consisting of 4 floors and 2 more underground for parking.

 

All concrete and built to out live us all. 

 

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#243 Nparker

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Posted 20 August 2023 - 06:46 PM

The brick destroys the integrity of the brutalist design, IMHO.
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#244 Nparker

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Posted 20 August 2023 - 06:47 PM

At least no one has tried to paint the concrete.

#245 HarrisonGreene

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Posted 20 August 2023 - 07:28 PM

It’s not a terrible looking building, but brutalist architecture by nature is not very vibrant. The Turner building proposal would accent it quite well I think.

#246 aastra

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Posted 02 September 2023 - 08:11 PM

Sorry, maybe these old eyes aren't seeing so good these days. But are we saying this redevelopment would add a brand new large surface parking lot on Pembroke?



#247 aastra

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Posted 02 September 2023 - 09:48 PM

 

I am also struggling to understand the exterior window baffles. Can someone help me with that?

 

You're baffled by the baffling? I could try explaining it to you but it would probably sound like bafflegab.



#248 Sparky

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Posted 03 September 2023 - 06:44 AM

Sorry, maybe these old eyes aren't seeing so good these days. But are we saying this redevelopment would add a brand new large surface parking lot on Pembroke?

 

I wouldn't say "large". 

 

There are provisions for 16 surface parking spaces shown on the drawings. This includes one ride share and one handicapped leaving 14 for residences, employees and customers of 55 units.

 

Current parking requirements should require 52. (but the woke folk seem to think otherwise)



#249 aastra

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Posted 03 September 2023 - 10:24 AM

It's not large compared to past eras, but it's still a new surface parking lot, and in the Jubilee/Oak Bay area no less. Remember yesterday, when exposed pavement was heating the world? Remember yesterday, when there was a housing crisis? Remember yesterday, when the shortage of land in the neighbourhoods was necessitating the "missing middle" program? There isn't a concern or principle in politics that isn't 100% fluff. One moment these things are worth shouting about, and the next moment these things are not even worth mentioning.

 

In the very least, please tell me they're expecting the parking lot to be redeveloped at some point in the future.


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#250 aastra

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Posted 03 September 2023 - 11:01 AM

I get it, the new building obviously requires parking. And in this case the new lot would be long and thin through the middle of the block, which is definitely preferable to a more gaping format. But methinks ideally the parking would be underground, or if underground isn't feasible then at ground level below more apartments. Otherwise, it's been a peculiar progression, hasn't it? From the ugly large surfacing parking lots beside the old medical building on Birch, to the underground parking for the also-old-but-not-quite-so-old medical building on Richmond, and now back to surface parking again for the Turner's redevelopment.


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#251 Sparky

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Posted 03 September 2023 - 11:24 AM

In contrast to the surface parking on the new proposed building, here is a shot of the underground parking in the 2020 Richmond Medical Building next door built some 40 years ago.

 

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#252 aastra

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Posted 03 September 2023 - 11:39 AM

Okay, now run upstairs and take a picture of the seniors' residence under construction.



#253 aastra

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Posted 03 September 2023 - 11:43 AM

Get yourself some light and fresh air. You've earned it.



#254 Sparky

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Posted 03 September 2023 - 12:45 PM

I couldn't get the whole building from my vantage point but here is the end furthest from Fort street.

 

I'm going to have a nap now.

 

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#255 aastra

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Posted 03 September 2023 - 12:49 PM

Amazing shot. I don't care what Mike K. says about you. You deliver.


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#256 aastra

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Posted 03 September 2023 - 02:01 PM

By the way, does anyone know what the deal is re: the new house on the Ashgrove Street side of the seniors residence that strongly resembles the seniors residence in terms of the style and materials? Surely that isn't a coincidence? But if it isn't a coincidence then why did they do it? It seems a bit curious to me.



#257 Sparky

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Posted 17 June 2024 - 03:36 PM

OK back to the Turner Building. Bless you Ian for everything that you did to feed us during the early years.

 

You left the back door open.

 

Not to worry....a local artist has dressed it up quite nicely.

 

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#258 Nparker

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Posted 17 June 2024 - 03:38 PM

Turner Building or Northern Junk. Which will be completed first?

#259 Sparky

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Posted 17 June 2024 - 03:38 PM

Wide shot for perspective.

 

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Posted 17 June 2024 - 03:39 PM

I know you want a peek inside.

 

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