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1104 Haro Street

In 2019, Proscenium worked with BOLD Properties to deliver an innovative conceptual design for 1104 Haro Street in Vancouver’s West End. Restrictive zoning bylaws and an onsite heritage building required a creative solution for this residential market and rental project. In Proscenium’s design, a new 16-storey tower neatly fits on the south end of the site with a large glass atrium that acts as a visual separator between it and the heritage building on the north. To meet current code, bridges on each floor of the atrium connect the two buildings and make the original building (which has no elevator) accessible. A perforated white brick screen in front of the tower acts as a neutral backdrop to the heritage building and provides solar shading.

Proscenium has decades of experience renovating heritage buildings, from our background specializing in updating performing arts centres. We approached the Haro Street project as an exercise in heritage and contemporary design compatibility, with a view to marry “distinct yet compatible” elements in a harmonious way as recommended by Heritage Canada.

  • Client: BOLD Properties
  • Location: Vancouver, BC
  • Size: 58,500 ft2
  • Completion: 2019
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