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And you think that’s impressive, there’s more excitement yet to come. “Tomorrow, four of us are heading to New York City and Toronto to discover some fresh, new ideas that we can incorporate into our final phase of Station Square,” Greg says. “We’ll be looking everything from new architectural trends to innovative materials, colours and appliances. It’s going to be great for us and great for our buyers.” SMART URBANISM With construction well underway on the first two towers and a spectacular, two-storey presentation centre now wowing visitors, it’s already possible to get a hint of the distinct sense of place and meticulous attention to building on a human scale that represent two of Station Square’s 10 core design concepts that put people first. “To create truly great urban design, you have to consider how buildings and people will interact — how we move through a community by bike, by car, or on foot,” Greg explains. “For example, people typically want to relax after work and perhaps catch some rays while they socialize with friends, so commercial spaces like a coffee shop or a restaurant are placed on southwest corners meaning they’re still sunny, inviting and energetic even in the late afternoon.” This community-centric design, he continues, is an integral part of encouraging the social interaction that helps define outstanding urban neighbourhoods. “Ultimately, there will be about an acre of public outdoor spaces where people can gather to experience the social pleasures of city living — places where celebrations and high energy events can occur. Neighbourhoods like Yaletown already offer this dynamic, but Station Square will truly bring it to Metrotown by providing a wide array of ‘pocket parks,’ seating areas, and mini, outdoor living rooms with clusters of street furniture. It’s all designed to SEPTEMBER 5 - 19, 2014 METRO VANCOUVER NEW CONDO GUIDE 17

BC New Condo Guide - September 5, 2014  

A Wall2Wall Publication

BC New Condo Guide - September 5, 2014  

A Wall2Wall Publication