565 West 10th Avenue

Not all the buildings in the VGH Precinct are owned by the hospital. Here’s one that’s the Canadian Cancer Society premises on West 10th. There’s already a building here providing the same support services for cancer patients and their families, so this is a renovation and modest addition to that building.

Designed by SHAPE Architecture, the building would have 64 hotel rooms and office space. A new large atrium space is proposed along 10th Avenue to engage directly with the street. Seminars, meetings, exhibitions and events would occur within the space.

The architects say that “the proposed wood screen is an ‘Accoya’ modified timber product, treated in a process called acetylation, a cutting-edge patented technology which enables it to resist rot, defy the elements and stay strong for decades. The wood is also treated with a Class A flame-spread finish to the latest code required ratings. The wall behind is a phenolic wall panel cladding, finished in the same tone and grain pattern as the wood screen to emphasize the warm presence of wood on the façade.”


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