August 24th, 2010
Five Salient Group projects in Gastown have been recognized, as a group, with a 2010 SAB Canadian Green Building Award. They are Alhambra, Garage, Cordage, Grand, and Terminus. From the article:
Jury comments: The rehabilitation of existing heritage buildings is always welcomed, and the additional new multi-storey infill construction of this project happily maintains the historic Gastown facade of Vancouver. The new construction is of high quality that does not mimic but rather complements the older buildings. The small, exquisite interior spaces, only three metres wide, feel larger, and the design makes effective use of natural light and thermal mass, geothermal heating, high-efficiency heat pumps, and salvaged building materials.
Architect for all five projects was Acton Ostry; many more interesting details of the projects, and photos, are at the SAB Magazine website.