Herzog & de Meuron design supertall Tower in Toronto
June 05, 2020 - Toronto
Award-winning Switzerland-based architects Herzog & de Meuron and Canadian studio Quadrangle have unveiled plans for a skyscraper in Toronto that will rise 324 metres.
The 87-storey skyscraper, called 1200 Bay Street, is proposed for a site in the city's Yorkville area on the northwest corner of Bay Street and Bloor Street.
If completed, it would be Canada's tallest skyscraper, taking the title from Foster + Partners' 306-meter-tall One skyscraper that is already under construction on Bloor Street.
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The 324-metre-high building would have a 3:1 construction ratio, meaning that its length is approximately three times that of its width. Its height and slender proportions give way to the description of it being a supertall and skinny skyscraper.
Herzog & de Meuron and Quadrangle were enlisted by Dutch management companies Kroonenberg Groep and ProWinko to design the mixed-use tower to replace a 16-storey commercial building from the 1960s that has offices and retail spaces.
The first 16 floors of 1200 Bay Street would comprise retail and office functions, and a level with private amenities would separate these from the residences above.
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It would include 332 condominium units, ranging one-bedrooms to multi-storey penthouses, that would be spread over 64 floors.
On the top three floors, there would be a restaurant and lounge, and a lobby, for tenants, will be located on Bloor Street.
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