Concord Adex – Residential Highrise

Busby + Associates Architects designed the Signature Tower as part of the Concord Adex development in downtown Toronto known as City Place. This Signature Tower is a simple, effective and distinctive statement, providing the entire development with a centre and a design identity. The project is proposed to be a Green Building that will be the first residential tower in Canada to be LEEDTM Certifiable. Attaining this Green status would create prestige for both the City of Toronto and Concord Adex as responsible developers in a progressive civic environment. In the order of 62 storeys in height, the tower grazes the skyline with a sleek outline. Its surface is transparent, refined and homogeneous. The clean and uninterrupted line of the exterior will be perforated by the warm incandescent lights of individual residences. As if echoing Toronto’s transformation from daytime business to evening leisure, the towers will become softer, less singular as objects, and more telling of lives lived within. This transformation from day to night, cool to warm, is designed to provide interest within the larger visual scheme playing out against the urban backdrop. The Signature Tower site also marks the junction of the new neighbourhood’s two principal roadways; Spadina Avenue to the West and Bremner Boulevard to the South. Easily within walking distance of Torontos downtown Queen Street, CN Tower and Harbourfront, the development of this site will become an important connection between the city of Toronto and it’s waterfront.
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