(Click french version to read a description of the project)
This project was recognized by the jury, primarily for what they saw as its charm and flavour. Unlike the Ontario jury, who evaluated its counterpart submissions in that Regional Competition, they were not split on the question of its architectural expression, which they enjoyed. They found its invitation to additions and changes to be undertaken by its occupants especially commendable. They were split, however, on the question of the site plan. The extensive paved areas, providing for direct vehicular access to all units, raised concerns about the safety of children's play in the minds of some jurors. Others felt that the short, controlled length of the streets dealt adequately with this issue. But by the same token, some jurors objected to the long regular facade of the row housing group facing into the arterial road; only one found this an appropriate urban design. All jurors agreed on certain criticisms, however. The slope of the site, it was felt, was not adequately accounted for in the site plan. And the complexities of interlocked units- especially in the fourplexes - were found to be unsatisfactory.
(Excerpt from the jury's comments)
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- Site Plan