Completed in March 2018, The Duke is a LEED Gold-certified rental use project designed under the City of Vancouver Rental 100 Secured Market Rental Housing Policy.
Located near a busy transit-oriented node in Vancouver’s Mount Pleasant neighbourhood, the 15,263-square metre, 14-storey, 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 court over which a translucent fabric canopy shields the circulation space from rain. A dramatic vertical slot opens the court to the south to further flood the space with natural daylight. A vibrant, fuchsia-coloured public art piece suspended in the slot imbues the opening with a striking soft pink glow.
HAVAN Award for Excellence in Innovative Housing
HAVAN Award for Best Multi-Family Highrise
Architecture Foundation of British Columbia Award
MIBC Masonry Design Award of Merit
Architecture Master Prize Honourable Mention
Architizer A+Awards Residential Mid-Rise Finalist
Sustainable Architecture & Building Green Award
Urban Development Institute Award of Excellence