Canadian Designer Unveils Plans for Mixed-Use Development

2 May 2011 (Last Updated May 2nd, 2011 18:30)

Canada-based design firm HOK Toronto has unveiled plans for a mixed-use development on the land surrounding Christ Church Cathedral in Ottawa, Canada. The proposal includes a 21-storey condominium tower, a row of townhouses and a 12-storey office building. The 21-storey cond

Canada-based design firm HOK Toronto has unveiled plans for a mixed-use development on the land surrounding Christ Church Cathedral in Ottawa, Canada.

The proposal includes a 21-storey condominium tower, a row of townhouses and a 12-storey office building.

The 21-storey condominium tower will have a smaller footprint at ground level and will have a curved façade clad in opaque and transparent glass.

The existing church hall will be demolished and replaced with smaller townhouses, set back to allow a better view of the cathedral.

The cathedral will also get a new glass pavilion entrance.

Construction is expected to begin in late 2012, according to the Ottawa Citizen.