February 16, 2018
Construction officially began this week for One Water Street, the coveted residential tower that’s set to be Kelowna’s tallest building. The design has been carefully detailed to be fully responsive to views, climate, and the urban context while addressing the need for modern high-density living that delivers generous amenities to its residents. The pinnacle of this project is placing priorities on opportunities for a lively and engaging public realm to support Kelowna’s goal of continuing to grow their downtown as a destination to live, work, shop, play, and learn.
“We are thrilled to create an iconic landmark that speaks to the Okanagan Urban lifestyle,” says Don Kasian, president of Kasian Architecture. “We designed every detail of this project thinking about the people who will enjoy, use and live here. The sculptural tower forms and silhouettes are the signature view for One Water Street, and will become a recognizable element of the Kelowna skyline.”
Anchored by a three-storey podium, the two towers of 36 and 29 storeys high are staggered to reflect the rugged mountain terrain in the near distance while optimizing breathtaking view of Lake Okanagan. A quarter mile of street-oriented retail and mixed-use wraps the podium, creating a successful walkable neighbourhood and elevating the pedestrian experience.
Check out a video of the official ground breaking ceremony on Global News.
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