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.

 

recognition

2014
Heritage Canada National Trust Award

2011
Lieutenant Governor of BC Medal in Architecture

Heritage BC Outstanding Achievement Award

City of Vancouver Heritage Award

Sustainable Architecture & Building Canadian Green Building Award

penthouse

penthouse

corner unit open

corner unit open

corner unit veiled

corner unit veiled

living

living

modular kitchen

modular kitchen

platform unit

platform unit

courtyard

courtyard

entry passageway

entry passageway

passage open

passage open

passage veiled

passage veiled

framed view

framed view

platform unit

platform unit

shower

shower