Completed in 2009, Stella is a 10,200 square metre mixed-use project that combines an automobile dealership podium with 96 market residential condominiums. While such a building typology has been developed in Europe and Asia, Stella is thought to be the first in Canada to combine such uses.

A key goal was to achieve a high standard of liveability for the residential units. The tower is set back and two-storey townhouse units are arranged to create a sound shield from a nearby intersection. A landscaped roof atop the dealership podium enhances the outlook for the residential tower.

Glazed white brick, concrete, steel and glass are sculpted into a dynamic, canted prow to distinguish the auto dealership. The residential tower features an alternating, offset rhythm of glazed balconies and a dynamic wall of punched openings with a vibrant ribbon of coloured glass.

recognition

2010

Guidebook to Contemporary Architecture in Vancouver

12th Avenue juxtaposition

12th Avenue juxtaposition

residential tower

residential tower

entry plaza

entry plaza

north shore view

north shore view

residential entry

residential entry

colour strip

colour strip

street canopy

street canopy

auto prow

auto prow

offset balconies

offset balconies

colour canopy

colour canopy

glazed white brick

glazed white brick

glazed black tile

glazed black tile