Victoria & 2nd
A prominent corner building in downtown Squamish
The North Building is a mixed-use building that provides animated commercial storefronts at the street level and rental apartments above.
Commercial spaces front directly onto both Second Ave and Victoria Street creating a continuous public streetscape along the frontage of the building. The residential lobby entrance is featured along Victoria Ave with a pronounced canopy and unique façade treatment. A secondary residential exit stair lobby is located on Second Ave. Parking is provided on the first and second floors and is accessed by the rear service laneway.
A sweeping curve wraps the corner of the building from the cantilevered 2nd floor through to the curved roof eave over the sixth floor and defines the character of the building. The main exterior material is corrugated metal siding in a deep warm brown colour. Window and balconies form punctuations of accented colour, articulating the façade and informing the building’s scale and massing. The uppermost floor is differentiated through the use of different materials as well as an roof that is expressed by a wood soffit and curved roof edges.