While Townline’s 25-storey Hudson Place One residential tower will stand out as the tallest building in Victoria when completed in 2020, a 30-foot-high illuminated installation on top of the structure will be an unmistakable beacon for locals and visitors to the province’s capital city.
“We wanted to really elevate the architectural design and living experience and the signature vertical light feature will make this an iconic building,” says Chris Colbeck, Townline’s vice-president of sales and marketing, who adds the company wants to create a visually distinctive building that will also enhance its pedestrian-friendly surroundings.
Designed by Rafii Architects, the highrise will also be recognizable for the building-high white frames on the exterior. While they will add a decorative element by visually narrowing the tower, they are also part of the building’s structure, Colbeck says. Another noteworthy exterior feature will be the sky gardens – planters with hardy arbutus shrubs – that will create the impression of an urban forest on different levels of the building. Views from the tower will include the inner harbour, ocean, mountains and the city.