Cordage + Garage
The Cordage Building was built in 1911 as an early mixed-use building in Vancouver’s historic Gastown. The adjacent Garage Building was built in 1930 and was one of the earliest purpose-built automobile service stations in the city.
Completed in 2009, the Cordage + Garage project combines the two heritage buildings into a single 5,600 square metre rehabilitation and expansion development to accommodate retail spaces at ground level with office and residential uses above. The contemporary residential upper storeys are set back from the original rooflines to complement the historic streetscapes.
The project was part of a complex, three phase process by which five adjacent heritage buildings were rehabilitated and added onto in order to achieve a 100% increase in density. The vibrant new mix of residential, retail and office uses have significantly contributed to the revitalization of Vancouver’s Gastown heritage district through the creation of an active living, working and social quarter.
Heritage Canada National Trust Award
Lieutenant Governor of BC Medal in Architecture
Heritage BC Outstanding Achievement Award
City of Vancouver Heritage Award
Sustainable Architecture & Building Canadian Green Building Award