Columbia Mass Timber Feasibility StudyLocation New Westminster BC
Rebuilding from the ashes, the proposed hybrid mass timber structure was designed to bring back dynamic life back to New Westminister with a multi-use town hub uniting residential, commercial, and business. Grade level commercial rental units share Fraser River views with the three office levels above. Residential units occupy remaining levels, with a shared courtyard and atrium, breaking massing to allow more natural daylight to penetrate the units.
Reminiscent of the fire that consumed the previous heritage building that resided on the lot, this preliminary study’s aesthetic resembles that of a flourishing tree growing from the rubble. An ombre facade transitions charcoal-coloured concrete to mass timber wood paneling with fresh greenery layering the top terraces.