SIX50 KING (LEED® Silver)
650 King, Toronto, Canada
Storeys 10 and 16
GFA 213,667 sq.ft.
Six50 King West was conceived to address the multiple goals and challenges of the developer, the concerns of the city, and of local residents. The developer requested a mix of residential units which included entry level suites, townhouses, two level penthouses, amenity space, retail, and below grade parking.
Inspired by the back-to-nature aesthetic of the green movement, the developer describes Six50 as a building that’s alive with green, not just concrete and glass. A reimagined historical property wrapped in a boxwood hedge, Six50’s visual juxtaposition of old brick and new green shoots makes for a contemporary chic as well as an environmentally friendly design statement.
Accommodating the heritage building and the limited access presented unique concerns for CORE during the design process but an elegant yet efficient solution was achieved. The developer wished to present a “green” high-rise residence, LEED certified, that embodied light and glass and transparency: the antithesis of the perception of energy efficient homes. The architectural nomenclature address two unique streetscapes and each other. Green and growing horizontal details of hedging throughout the height of the buildings accent the modern clean character that this LEED Registered building adds to this corner of older Toronto.
2014 World Architecture Festival
2014 International Property Awards
Residential High Rise Canada
2014 Architizer Awards
2013 PUG Awards Residential
People’s Choice Award
Interior Design by Munge Leung