Quadrangle recently won a Toronto Urban Design Award in the Low-scale Buildings in Context category for 619 Queen West, the Hullmark office, located in downtown Toronto. This is Quadrangle’s seventh Toronto Urban Design Award and third consecutive award, including recognition for 60 Atlantic and CUBE Lofts.
The biannual awards are presented by the City of Toronto to acknowledge the significant impact that design has on Toronto’s appearance and livability. The awards are presented by the Civic Design team within City Planning’s Urban Design section.
The Hullmark office is a new two-storey commercial building that was built to replace a heritage building that was destroyed by a fire. The building’s design team created a simple, curtain walled box with a stainless steel screen that was laser cut with the image of the former building in an effort to evoke the memory of its predecessor.
The design conforms to Queen Street’s heritage conservation guidelines, while creating visual interest from the street and revitalizing the area by creating a contemporary presence.
“We’re particularly thrilled to receive this award from the City of Toronto because it truly acknowledges that the Hullmark building’s contemporary design successfully satisfied the heritage requirements while also making a future-positive contribution to the city,” said Richard Witt, Quadrangle principal, in a press release.