3XN designed Bayside Toronto establishes New Vertical Neighbourhood on Waterfront

3xn designed bayside toronto establishes new vertical neighbourhood on waterfront
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International real estate firm Hines, and Tridel, Canada’s leading condominium developer, announced the selection of 3XN as the Design Architect of the developers’ latest residential project at Bayside Toronto. 3XN Founder and Creative Director Kim Herforth Nielsen, joined by the development partners, released initial renderings of the proposed condominium and provided design details for the third phase of Bayside. The project is a key part of Waterfront Toronto’s $1.1 billion dollar master planned development of this 13-acre site, featuring two million square feet of residential, commercial and cultural uses.

“Inspired by the scale and intimacy of a family home, we envision this new project as a vertical neighbourhood on the shore of Lake Ontario,” said Kim Herforth Nielsen. “The design puts people first, paying particular attention to the quality of views, space and lifestyle. The development will command extraordinary views of the water, neighbouring parks, and the city skyline.”

3xn designed bayside toronto establishes new vertical neighbourhood on waterfront
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Located along the water’s edge, on Queen’s Quay East in the city’s East Bayfront neighbourhood, its distinctive L-shaped design will define the new condominium. This shape ensures not only views out across the water for residents, but allows ample natural light to reach the public areas at ground level. Featuring a dynamic architectural form, the building steps down from its highest point at its north-western point where it meets the city edge, to an amenity space on the 7th floor, before rising back up towards its eastern façade.

“While the stepped L-shape form provides a sculptural quality to the building, the large garden terraces are the hallmark of the design,” Herforth Nielsen noted. The terraces will activate the façade, enlivening it with texture, colour, depth and variety, while imbuing it with a human scale.”

Selected as the building’s Design Architects, following a design competition, 3XN will be working with Toronto-based architecture firm, Kirkor Architects, who will serve as the project’s Architect of Record.

3xn designed bayside toronto establishes new vertical neighbourhood on waterfront
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“The design competition resulted in some truly inspiring visions, from some of the world’s leading architecture firms,” said Michael Gross, Senior Construction Manager, Hines. “But it was quickly clear to the selection committee that 3XN had not only presented a compelling design, but one that understood the site’s importance to the city and its waterfront regeneration process; the singular opportunities created by its location along the water’s edge; and the market demands of Toronto’s sophisticated condominium consumer.”

“The anticipated launch of this beautiful new condominium will serve to further distinguish and define what has quickly become Toronto’s best new neighbourhood,” said Andrew DelZotto, of Tridel. “Together with Hines, Tridel is thrilled to welcome 3XN to Toronto, and excited by what the firm will mean to the city’s future.”

Aline Chahine
Aline is an international licensed architect currently practicing in Canada, she is the reason you are reading this right now, Aline founded the platform back in 2008 shaping the very foundation of Architecture Lab, her exemplary content curation process that defines the online magazine today.
Aline Chahine
Aline Chahine
Aline is an international licensed architect currently practicing in Canada, she is the reason you are reading this right now, Aline founded the platform back in 2008 shaping the very foundation of Architecture Lab, her exemplary content curation process that defines the online magazine today. Highlights Aline founded Architecture Lab in 2008 Lead editor of dan | dailyarchnews since 2019 Founded and Creative Director of DesignRaid Licensed architect with creative sales and marketing experience Experience As full-fledged architect, Aline's background involved a great deal of research that lead to the creation of Architecture Lab as an online database of exemplary design. Her experience snowballed into founding two architecture platforms, Architecture Lab and DesignRaid. Education Aline received USEK’s Master of Architecture in 2004 and BA in English from the University of Toronto
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