The Rolston – Granville Street

RolstonHere’s the Rolston on Granville Street, now that it’s completed. We last featured it just over two years ago when construction was starting. As we noted then, the architecture is bold – the architect is more elusive; Although various companies have been associated with the design as it has evolved, the current credit goes to IBI/HB. Here’s an interesting set of renders showing how the design evolved from the original ‘jenga’ design in 2007 to the final sales render from 2011.

Rolston rendersThe building replaces the Cecil Hotel – the bar where Greenpeace was born and more recently girls could be found wearing little more than a smile. The dramatic piece of architecture also features the total refurbishment of one of the oldest buildings in this part of the city, the Yale Hotel.

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