Gallery First & Tenth
CLIENT – TRUMAN HOMES
DATE – 2022 – PRESENT
PHASE – DESIGN DEVELOPMENT
Gallery First and Tenth is a proposed 18 storey mixed-use, multi-residential development at the north edge of Victoria Park. It is designed as a high-quality building that activates a significant corner on 10th Avenue and 1st Street SW, at the gateway to downtown.
The proposed architecture features a two-storey podium base, articulated by its arched openings and stone cladding. The tower above incorporates brass soffit and fascia details of the podium, and its floor-to-ceiling glass provides residents with expansive views of downtown and the Beltline. The main level has the capacity to house four commercial spaces, designed with the intent of extending the 1st Street restaurant district. The second floor is outfitted with both residential and commercial amenity spaces, with the latter anchored by a partially enclosed, multi-season patio space. Main and second storey uses aim to animate and enliven the site’s high traffic pedestrian corridor. Existing buildings are commemorated through forms, patterns, materials, and stories inspired by the site’s previous uses.