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Parkway
Uses: rental, commercial
Address: 1518 Cook Street
Municipality: Victoria
Region: Downtown Victoria
Storeys: 6
Parkway is a proposal to restore the two-storey Wellburn's Market building at the intersection of Cook Street ... (view full profile)
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[North Park] Wellburn's Market redevelopment | 6-storeys | Proposed


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#101 Nparker

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Posted 17 May 2019 - 08:28 AM

^ The second option. It's a black white and grey colour scheme...

Yuck.



#102 aastra

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Posted 17 May 2019 - 08:31 AM

I just don't see why the little section along the street needs to seem so somber. You get my meaning? Is the long-term goal to de-quirkify that part of Cook and make it super straight-laced or something?


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#103 Jason-L

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Posted 17 May 2019 - 08:34 AM

Very brutalist and imposing.  Should be a good fit for the new neighbourhood.



#104 Jackerbie

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Posted 17 May 2019 - 08:39 AM

I just don't see why the little section along the street needs to seem so somber. You get my meaning? Is the long-term goal to de-quirkify that part of Cook and make it super straight-laced or something?

 

I like the new build, and the material palette works well with the massing and articulation. It's the restoration of Wellburn's that I don't like. Keep it red. Or go full quirky and take a page from Lower Johnson. Even a dark grey if the monochrome design is important to the developer. It just needs something to better distinguish it from the rest of the building.

 

Very brutalist and imposing.  Should be a good fit for the new neighbourhood.

 

Brutalism is fine when done right, and what really makes or breaks brutalist buildings is the landscape design. The concept from the CALUC did a better job showing this.


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#105 G-Man

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Posted 17 May 2019 - 10:41 AM

I don't mind the look but that mid block pass through to the park is problematic. There should be windows in there or it going to turn badly.

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It has a whole new look!

 


#106 G-Man

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Posted 17 May 2019 - 10:42 AM

Actually there appears to be some but the old wall of the barbershop needs some punch outs.

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It has a whole new look!

 


#107 Jackerbie

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Posted 17 May 2019 - 11:15 AM

I don't mind the look but that mid block pass through to the park is problematic. There should be windows in there or it going to turn badly.

 

It's not shown in the renderings, but the pass through is gated. The entire wall of the new build commercial unit is glazed, and then the ground floor residential units also have some glazing. The restored building definitely needs some punch outs or at least a mural.

 

Cross section showing the pass through

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Cook Street elevation

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#108 Nparker

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Posted 17 May 2019 - 11:20 AM

...The restored building definitely needs some punch outs or at least a mural...

It really should have some colour.



 



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