Fusion is a medium density residential development with 146 units in a six-storey wood-frame building form. The development provides much needed market rental housing to the Surrey City Centre. The design includes a series of townhomes at the ground level to animate the pedestrian realm with individual entrances along the 96th Avenue and establish a strong street presence. Use of brick elements at the corners creates a sense of permanence while grounding the building into the landscape. One of the mandates of this development was to revitalize and revegetate the adjacent West Quibble Creek , allowing for greater demonstration and sustainability of one of Surrey’s waterways.
The corner units have been developed with strong massing as anchor points, while the upper units in centre incorporate articulated linear balconies that appear as a bridge. The final plan form chosen was a relatively simple ‘L’ shaped block that minimizes the impact on neighbouring properties and provides a dynamic street presence while allowing for a layered landscape buffer on other facades.
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