In collaboration with Dexel Developments, Breakhouse led the design of Vic Suites; a 10 storey multi-use development in Halifax’s southern business district.
The challenge was to blend into the existing neighbourhood which consisted of low rise and single family homes. In order to reduce the overall massing of the development, the design intent was to articulate the project as a collection of smaller buildings. The first 4-5 storeys relate to the immediate surrounding residential buildings and commercial streetscape. The body of the building, floors 5-8, step back from the street to keep the street experience to the 4 lower storeys. The canopy on the top floor makes for a cap to the building. This canopy provides shading to the interior of the units that are otherwise exposed to the peninsular and harbour view with twelve foot floor to ceiling glazing.
With its close proximity to restaurants and cultural attractions, this sleek building overlooking the Halifax waterfront is a Haligonian’s dream.