Situated in a neighbourhood with predominately 2 to 3 storey commercial and residential buildings, the new building massing is broken down into smaller volumes with a distinct 3 storey projection scaling down to a group of 2 storey townhouses to the north.
Transparency is provided for the amenity space on the ground floor providing views to the major Bay & Cannon Street intersection and vice versa.
The building is designed to meet Passive House standards with a high performance super air-tight building envelope, triple glazed windows, 0 thermal – conductance and energy recovery ventilation mechanical system. The building intends to achieve Passive House certification.
Bay Cannon is the first of two buildings slated for the site. KMAI has designed the building with careful attention to site constraints to factor in the next phase of the development. The goal of Bay Cannon is to create a landmark affordable residential building with low energy consumption through Passive House design for CityHousing Hamilton
City Housing Hamilton Corporation, City of Hamilton
Peter Ng, Irene Rivera, Esther van Eeden, and Thanh Tran
Ontario’s largest Passive House complex under construction. Designed to the Passive House Standard this 10-storey residential complex brings much needed affordable housing to the city of Windsor.
This project redefines the way people think of energy efficient design within the context of providing affordable housing. The Putman Family YWCA is designed to the Passive House International Standard as it mobilizes YWCA’s core values of providing comfortable, healthy, secure, resilient and safe housing for women.