The Well in Toronto was awarded five stars at the International Property Awards, winning the Best Retail Architecture Canada category. The awards consider a range of projects from commercial to residential and recognise the highest levels of achievement across different parts of the world.
Currently under construction The Well is formed of seven individual towers, all of which are linked by a central retail spine. The retail buildings define and occupy the first three levels of the city block to form the podium, above which towers up to 46 storeys form a high density residential and office schematic.
This year’s ceremony took place in Toronto and we attended alongside client RioCan. The Well which is amongst the highest scoring regional winners will now go on to compete in the best of the best International Awards.
Adrian Price architect director said: “The Well is a collaboration between Rio Can, Allied Properties and DiamondCorp, who have undertaken extensive consultation with the local community on the masterplan. The resulting vision for an open street development is unlike anything in North America and this turned their attention to the UK to find an architect capable of delivering the concept.”
The masterplan was developed by Hariri Pontarini Architects and BDP is providing architecture, interior design and lighting design for the retail portion of the development.