Alumicor Products Used in British Columbia Project
Altus White Rock is a 12-story, 126-unit residential mixed-use development in British Columbia’s White Rock community; a 15-minute drive to the U.S. border. Altus delivers panoramic views of Semiahmoo and Boundary Bays. Framing these vistas are Alumicor curtainwall, windows and terrace doors installed by Transparent Glazing Systems (TGS).
Companies involved, products used
The high-rise condominium’s combination of Alumicor systems provides high thermal performance to support the building’s energy efficiency and keep residences comfortable during British Columbia’s cold winters. In warmer weather, projected window vents integrated within the curtainwall offer fresh air and natural ventilation.
Oviedo Properties worked with Chris Dikeakos Architects and general contractor Quorom Group to bring the project from concept to completion in 2022. According to the property’s website, “Our design philosophy of ‘every square inch’ is focused on making every inch count, creating spaces that are effortlessly liveable.”
The West Coast modern exterior visually distinguishes the overall structural mass with an approachable, distinctive rectilinear gridwork. The dark finish on the aluminum-framed glass façade contrasts with the white natural stone. The clean lines articulate offset vertical volumes with projected and recessed balconies. The staggered elevations provide a cascading variety of private and shared terraces and patios, and ensure residents enjoy exceptional views.
“We carefully designed the building to capture both the ocean and mountain views,” Kanwar Dhamrait, CEO of Oviedo Properties, told the Vancouver Sun.
Each residence features high ceilings with full-height windows for a bright, airy atmosphere. Natural light, materials and colors create a unified, complementary aesthetic from the exterior through the interior design.
Altus presents a move-in-ready, pet-friendly, luxury living experience with spacious floorplans, resident-only amenities and conveniences of city life. The building was designed with sustainability in mind. In addition to the high-performance Alumicor curtainwall, windows and terrace doors, Altus features energy-efficient and low-flow fixtures, water-conserving and drought-resistant landscaping. The natural and constructed canopies also provide shading.
The building’s varied height and scale further harmonizes within the surrounding community. Located across the street from a hospital, Altus White Rock leases commercial and retail space on its first two stories. More than 45,000 square feet of office space is dedicated to medical professionals. An additional 3,500 square feet houses a children’s daycare center. Proximity to schools, shopping, dining and entertainment options enhances the building’s desirability to its residents.