Aerial rendering - Village Griffintown

The proposed new Village Griffintown residential, hotel and retail development which would take over a good deal of the currently light-industrial Griffintown neighborhood and the former Canada Post plant. It's a surprisingly high-density development, and I am worried that the superblock design will make it seem imposing and unwelcoming. The aesthetic design of the buildings is little more than functional - it doesn't cleave to the scale and feel -- of the 19th century greystone character of the surrounding neighborhoods at all.

 

Image created by Daniel Arbour & Associates to illustrate the Village Griffintown proposal. The development includes a new 2000-seat theatre, visible at the lower right.

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Uploaded on November 22, 2007