Abeja District

Location: Vaughan, Canada
Cortel Group

Abeja District is a residential development which subverts expectations of a typical suburban block typology by establishing a series of interconnected public and semi-public spaces that connect the interior of the development to the street level. The built form is three towers between 25-30 storeys on a shared podium, containing community uses and retail at grade, with the tower expression designed to draw upon the contrast between the fast-paced external environment and the intimate neighbourhood within.


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rendering of people enjoying a stepped courtyard with paved pathways and lush greenery in between three condo towers with rounded projecting balconies
rendering looking down upon a courtyard in between three condo towers with a shared podium and rounded projecting balconies
aerial rendering of Jane and Rutherford, a condo development with three high-rise towers, with the outlines of future developments around it
rendering of a three towered condo building with retail in the shared podium, with the towers arranged around an internal courtyard
3D printed model on a wooden base showing a detailed Jane and Rutherford surrounded by frosted outlines of other future developments
three massing diagrams of the development showing how the towers respond to setbacks, wind mitigation strategies, and punched versus projected balconies