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February 23, 2016

BIG plans redevelopment scheme with staggered roofline in Toronto

Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) has designed a redevelopment scheme featuring a staggered roofterrace for two developers of a multi-storey building in Toronto, Canada.

By Lopamudra Roy

Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) has designed a redevelopment scheme featuring a staggered roofterrace for two developers of a multi-storey building in Toronto, Canada.

The project is being developed by Westbank and Allied Properties.

The design features a series of multi-storey buildings in a cubic configuration with staggered rooftop terraces, reported Designboom.

The lower ground floors will house several retail outlets as well as commercial facilities.

"This is BIG’s third project in Canada, with the other two being the Vancouver House and the Telus Sky Tower in Calgary, which are still under construction."

The complex will occupy approximately 725,000ft² of area and have more than 500 apartment units, reported The Globe and Mail.

It will form five ‘peaks’ and look like a ziggurat, and will have about 15 to 17 storeys.

An aerial view of the project would lend it an appearance of a hollow rectangle, though the higher levels of the building are not flat, cites The Globe and Mail.

The redevelopment project will come up at Toronto’s entertainment district of King Street West.

This is BIG’s third project in Canada, with the other two being the Vancouver House and the Telus Sky Tower in Calgary, which are still under construction.

Earlier this month, Bjarke Ingels Group was chosen by the New York City Department of Design and Construction (DDC) to design a new 43,500ft² police station in Melrose, while it received another contract to design the 16th Serpentine Gallery Pavilion in London.

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