Completed in 2008, 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.
2009 Guidebook to Contemporary Architecture in Vancouver