CommercialNew look for Oakridge “Transit Plaza” and office buildings

New look for Oakridge “Transit Plaza” and office buildings

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There’s a new development application for the redevelopment of Oakridge Centre by Westbank and QuadReal — this time focusing on the main entrance at Cambie and West 41st, and the renovation of an existing office building.

As with the entire Oakridge redevelopment, Henriquez Partners Architects is behind the design.

View from Transit Plaza looking west
View from Transit Plaza looking west. Credit: Henriquez Partners Architects
View from West 41st Avenue looking southwest
View from West 41st Avenue looking southwest. Credit: Henriquez Partners Architects

The main entrance serves as the primary access point to the mall for pedestrians, including those coming up from the Canada Line station underground. Its new design transforms the space into what’s being called a “Transit Plaza” — a large public space that can accommodate performances and community events, as well as serving as the entrance to the mall.

It will also be adjacent to the entrance for the new park, accessible via a covered staircase as well as a pair of elevators.

Overhead will be a large, sculptural canopy with a lighting feature, which will also provide protection from inclement weather.

Two existing buildings at Oakridge will also be renovated. An office building on West 41st will be seismically upgraded, and reskinned with glass to match the rest of the development. The Terraces building will also receive an updated façade.

View from West 41st Avenue looking south
View from West 41st Avenue looking south. Credit: Henriquez Partners Architects
View of Main Mall Entry and Park
View of Main Mall Entry and Park. Credit: Henriquez Partners Architects

A community open house is scheduled from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Thursday, October 10, 2019, at the Jewish Community Centre, Wosk Auditorium, 950 West 41st Avenue, Vancouver.

More Oakridge redevelopment coverage:

688 West 41st Avenue Oakridge towers mountains
Credit: Henriquez Partners Architects
688 West 41st Avenue Oakridge tower podium
Credit: Henriquez Partners Architects
688 West 41st Avenue Oakridge streetwall
Credit: Henriquez Partners Architects
688 West 41st Avenue Oakridge overall
Overall redevelopment scheme of Oakridge Centre. Credit: Henriquez Partners Architects

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