New Street Residences

Burlington, Ontario
The Rosseau Group
40,612 m2 | 437,143 ft2
Scope of Service:
Full Architectural Services

The undulating form of WZMH’s design for this mixed-use residential development close to downtown Burlington creates a distinct identity while referencing the waves of Lake Ontario. Planned as assisted-living retirement and condominium residences, the two 11-storey buildings are connected at the 6th and 7th levels with a recessed bridge that forms a gateway vista into the site’s central courtyard.

The façade of the bridge and associated floor levels feature a distinctive colour and pattern of vision glass and wood-like rib panels, while the main façade provides a contemporary design of patterned fritted glass. The siting of the podium and its internal layout help to create active and vibrant building frontages along the streets. The main building entrances face directly onto New Street to foster an active public realm.

The recessed ground floor offers sheltered pedestrian walkways with expanses of glazed facade at both retail and amenity spaces. Supported by complementary landscaping, the streetscape environment is designed to be animated, harmonious, and integrated with the surrounding neighbourhood. The project’s sensitive architectural design and strong street presence fosters a vibrant public realm that strongly contributes to the revitalization of this area of Burlington.