Downtown Condos at Wellington West
Downtown is the name of this 11 storey condominium building located at 508 Wellington Street West. The development features flexible architecture on a compact site. Parking is provided via parking stackers accessed from a rear lane on the ground floor. The suites facing Wellington Street enjoy direct outdoor access. A deep band of landscaping in front brings tranquility to the entry sequence while reinforcing the Wellington Street West tree-lined promenade. On the exterior, a brick base creates a modern interpretation of the material history of the neighbourhood, while the glass above provides a visually light backdrop. This strong base relates to the neighbours such as Bar Wellington, a local pub and eatery and heritage destination at the corner of Portland and Wellington.
The concept for this “condominium” is not to sell the buyer on the static design of a selected unit as is available in the traditional condo market, but rather to give buyers the option of buying flexible units of space. These units can be combined at time of purchase or in the future, a radical departure from the pre-designed living areas and standard offerings in the condo marketplace. This gives buyers flexibility when deciding upon the form and function of their interiors and adds the possibility of changing how the space is used over time.