Currently under construction and scheduled for completion in 2017, The Duke was designed under the City of Vancouver’s Rental 100 Secured Market Rental Housing Policy and is targeted for LEED Gold certification.
Located near a busy transit-oriented node in Vancouver’s Mount Pleasant neighbourhood, the 13,145 square metre, mixed-use project includes 201 rental units with ground floor retail housed in a unique building typology that is new to Vancouver. The design features a soaring, open-air circulation court surrounded by rental units located around the perimeter. A dramatic vertical slot opens the court to the south-facing sun while a translucent fabric canopy shields it from rain. The units are designed with form and function foremost in mind to achieve affordable layouts that are appropriately styled for an active, urban lifestyle.