Livingstone Tower is a concept design developed for a feasibility study to determine the development potential of a very narrow Fallsview site utilizing an Air-rights agreement to incorporate the adjacent rail lands.In an effort to maintain the existing unobstructed views to the Horseshoe Falls from the Sheraton Hotel property across Fallsview Blvd, we explored an option to build on only the southern half of the site, yet build within the air-rights boundary above the existing rail lines. This proposal would require the construction of a structural deck over the existing rail lines to allow us to build within the setback area in exchange for leaving the northern half of the site open. To maintain a clear view corridor for the adjacent hotel property across Fallsview Blvd, the proposal would limit work within the northern half of the site to landscaping and the vehicular entry court. By limiting the building to the southern half of the site, the building footprint while reduced in width, allowed for a more efficient typical floor plan, and a better proportioned 32 storeytower in keeping with the City's guidelines.
The four typical floor transformation features a series of subtle curving setbacks that peel away from the corner to orient the building towards the Falls. The proposed facade features a floor to ceiling curtainwall with a strong spandrel line to emphasize the flowing geometry at each floor type transition, yet maintain a regular mullion module for flexibility within the hybrid condo-hotel units. The proposed tower rests on a 3 storey amenities podium, which features the same uniform curtainwall system, but with the introduction of a palette of multi-colored glass units to highlight the curving geometry and clearly separate the base from the more subdued palette above.
Name: Livingstone Tower
Design Architect: Zerafa Studio LLC
Design Team: Jason Zerafa, Joaquin Boldrini
Size: 287 Rooms