With construction now well underway, Ottawa's ArtHaus Residences at Arts Court recently celebrated its official launch, with the Sales Gallery for the innovative mixed-use project now open. Touted as a 'centre of creativity,' the DevMcGill project will feature an art gallery, theatre space, retail, and a boutique hotel, alongside a collection of 88 residential suites.

A new rendering of the ArtHaus exterior, image courtesy of DevMcGill

A new home for the Ottawa Art Gallery's Firestone Collection of Canadian Art will be a centrepiece of the project, while a luxury Le Germain hotel will occupy the lower floors of the 23-storey building. Occupying the upper floors (15-23), residential suites—ranging in size from 450 ft² to almost 1,800 ft²—will cap the tower. 

Another view of the exterior, image courtesy of DevMcGill

Designed by Régis Côté et AssociésBarry Padolsky Associates Inc. Architects, and KPMB Architects, the project will also feature a 1,600 ft² black box theatre—and classroom space—for the University of Ottawa, along with ground-level retail space. 

The gallery interior, image courtesy of DevMcGill

Last month, UrbanToronto had the chance to preview the custom-built sales centre at 264 Rideau Street, taking in the innovative 3D digital modeling (also available via the ArtHaus app), which offers buyers intimate 360° views of both the tower exterior and individual suites. At the grand opening, the technologically innovative sales centre was unveiled to the public, with Ottawa's Hot 88.5 Radio on hand to cover the event live on-air. 

The sales centre grand opening, image courtesy of Julia Langlois Photography

ArtHaus' units are also customizable, as the walls can be reconfigured to create larger living spaces to meet residents' particular needs. Set to be completed in late 2017, the project will also feature interiors by Toronto-based U31, which will be characterized by a clean, modern aesthetic.

The gallery lobby, image courtesy of DevMcGill

Meanwhile, a new rendering offers us a first look at ArtHaus' rooftop amenity area, which will give residents a chance to enjoy a panoramic perch above the city. Featuring ample seating, barbecues, and luxurious fire pits, the space is framed by subtle landscaping, with a series of planters accenting the space.

A first look at the rooftop terrace, image courtesy of DevMcgill

To find out more about ArtHaus—and see additional renderings—you can visit our dataBase file for the project, linked below. With construction now approaching grade, we will keep you updated as on-site progress continues. If you would like to get in on the conversation, you can click on the thread link which will take you to our sister Forum at SkyriseCities.com, or you can leave a comment in the space provided on this page.