Here are two related development proposals for the City of Vancouver. In 2004 the former Woodwards parkades were rebuilt and redesigned by Henriquez Partners architects, with a new façade of office space along Water Street. The huge basement space was initially occupied by the short-lived ‘Storeum’ visitor’s experience. Today the space is part of the Vancouver Film School.
Now the rooftop is to get a new use as well, with two separate 37 space childcare centres, one on each side of the alley. Designed by Acton Ostry, they allow all the requirements of covered and outdoor space to be provided on an existing City-owned structure.