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[Saanich] Paragon office building | 1590 Cedar Hill X Road | 3-storeys | Built - completed in 2012


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#61 D.L.

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 07:58 PM

It looks neat when seen driving north on Shelbourne. It adds another level to the urban fabric.

#62 Bingo

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 10:40 PM

The fencing is down on Cedar Hill X Road side, and the sidewalks and concrete planters are going in. It's too bad those hydro wires are in the way of a good photo.

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 11:17 PM

A handsome little office building, enjoy the architecture and the green wall is a very nice surprise.
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Posted 27 November 2012 - 07:12 AM

A handsome little office building, enjoy the architecture and the green wall is a very nice surprise.


It will take awhile to get the ivy to grow up those wires, until then it will be grey.

The building is a fine asset to the neighbouhood.

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 07:34 AM

It will take awhile to get the ivy to grow up those wires, until then it will be grey.

I'm certain the landscape architect has something more imaginative in mind than that obnoxious old weed.
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Posted 27 November 2012 - 08:25 PM

It will take awhile to get the ivy to grow up those wires, until then it will be grey.


I believe the vegetation will be growing down from the roof.

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 11:06 AM

I'm certain the landscape architect has something more imaginative in mind than that obnoxious old weed.


I should hope so - kudzu grows so much faster. Who wants to wait five years for a full coat of green?
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Posted 28 November 2012 - 03:30 PM

There will be a concrete planter going in at the base of the wired wall, and there are plants on the "green" roof already.

The foundation was especially designed and sealed to keep out any water from Bowker Creek, which crosses under the nearby parking lot.

I hear that Van City is moving into the ground floor.

#69 phx

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 08:28 PM

It looks like the exterior is done:
http://i.imgur.com/HYyty.jpg

Entrance from parking lot:
http://i.imgur.com/diwvV.jpg

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 10:07 PM

I like the glass railing and the splash of red above the first floor windows.

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Posted 24 December 2012 - 12:02 AM

What a big difference it makes to bring buildings right up to the sidewalk rather than set back behind a sea of parking. Let's make this the new standard, even in Saanich.

#72 aastra

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Posted 24 December 2012 - 12:16 AM

The old standard should be the standard again, indeed.

I mentioned Fort and Richmond in another thread. I don't know if there's a better side-by-side case in Victoria for illustrating the difference between the way things were in the old days and the way things eventually went.

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Posted 24 December 2012 - 09:48 AM

This is a nice building but now that it is done it seems small... I hope it gets some neighbours in the next few years.

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#74 Mike K.

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 03:29 PM


Saanich project completes as south Island office construction picks up
By Mike Kozakowski, VibrantVictoria.ca
http://vibrantvictor...ction-picks-up/

Tri-Eagle Development Corporation has completed it’s third LEED-standard office building, dubbed Paragon, bringing the company’s total office holdings to five throughout Victoria’s urban core.

The three storey, 15,000 square foot lowrise at the corner of Cedar Hill X Road and Stanhoul Street, is currently 45% pre-leased with the groundfloor space soon to become a VanCity credit union. Designed by Victoria architectural firm de Hoog Kierulf, Paragon features a green roof, geo-thermal heating, a green wall element and the latest in contemporary design.

The target tenants, says company representative Travis Lee, are doctors and professionals seeking newly built office space in an area of the city where new residential projects far outnumber modern office developments. [Read more]


Here are several photos snapped today.











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Posted 11 January 2013 - 03:47 PM

Nice work fearless leader.

#76 Mike K.

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 03:51 PM

It's a great building. Nice views to the south, but unfortunately the sun was in the way and I couldn't get any worthwhile photos :)

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#77 MarkoJ

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 07:48 PM

The building caught my attention this morning as well and I snapped a picture.....looks awesome in my opinion.


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#78 Mike K.

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 10:20 AM

Excellent vantage point, Marko!

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 05:55 AM

VanCity offices just about ready.



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Posted 04 May 2013 - 06:05 AM

You know, VanCity is being pretty aggressive (read: spending lots of money) around here in the last two years, but do they know they probably have a bit of a problem, image-wise, with that name? That's not likely to go away...
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