Construction continues on Cityzen and Fernbrook’s Waterlink at Pier 27, a waterfront development consisting of four 11-storey buildings joined in pairs by two three-storey skybridges. Over the course of the construction process, many of us have grown accustomed to the distinctive pattern of the skybridges’ diagonally cross-braced steel structure and, thanks to a clever design touch, the structure will be reflected by a key element in the building’s exterior design.

Eastern pair of buildings at Pier 27, image by Forum member modern

Cladding installation is moving along on the architectsAlliance-designed project, and work is now underway on some long-awaited exterior finishing touches on the signature bridges. Installation of exterior-mounted bands of formed white aluminum recently commenced on the eastern bridge, the design of which will reflect the diagonal pattern of the bridge’s steel cross-bracing. 

Exterior aluminum banding pattern at Pier 27, image by Forum member modern

The eastern bridge, clad in a hybrid curtain wall system of clear glass and seafoam green spandrels, is much further along than the west, which bears a similar cladding. A similar, if not identical exterior banding pattern will soon be applied to the western bridge, which is still exposed to the elements as glazing continues to see installation. In the image below, captured by Forum member Hypnotoad at the end of March, we can see the diagonal pattern of the western bridge’s still partially exposed steel skeleton, a pattern soon to be emphasized across the façades of both bridges. 

Pier 27 site as seen on March 30th, image by Forum member Hypnotoad

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Related Companies:  architectsAlliance, Cityzen Development Group, Fernbrook Homes, Isotherm Engineering Ltd., Jablonsky, Ast and Partners, Studio Munge, The MBTW Group | W Architect Inc, Walters Group