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March 01, 2016
The building’s volume will offer height variations and connection to the surrounding streets, courtesy of BIG

BIG unveil plans for King Street West in downtown Toronto

The Danish architect’s ambitious plans for a new mixed-use development—for Westbank and Allied REIT—in the heart of the city were announced last week at Toronto’s Koerner Hall. King Street West comprises 725,000 square feet, with more than 500 homes.

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The project’s complex form offers a refreshing alternative to the city’s usual tower and podium typology

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Alleyways will connect to an inner plaza with retail and public space

The topography has been likened to a mountainous terrain

The topography has been likened to a mountainous terrain

A landscaped Hemlock forest is featured to the site's west side

A landscaped Hemlock forest is featured to the site’s west side

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The stacked massing will offer balconies and terraces for all homes

 

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