Having progressed nicely since our last update, the distinctly colourful curtain wall exterior of 288 East Hastings by BC Housing and Wall Financial Corporation has all but wrapped up, the Endall Elliot Associates-designed, 12-storey residential tower rapidly approaching completion. 

288 East Hastings, nearing completion, image by Forum contributor Roundabout

Comprised of two distinct, yet interconnected structures, the mixed-use development will consist of 104 non-market units, 68 market units, and 6,000 square feet of commercial space. 

Street-level view highlighting distinct facade treatments, image by Forum contributor Roundabout

While vertical columns of brick cladding have been carried across both masses, similar to the alternating window pane treatment, each structure has been created with its own distinct character and material aesthetic. The more overtly post-modern structure (left) sits nicely juxtaposed to the faintly heritage-esque sensibility of the taller structure (right).

288 East Hastings, corner of Gore and Hastings, image by Forum contributor Roundabout

Already a neighbourhood fixture, 288 East Hastings will be a welcome addition to the neighbourhood, especially in light of Vancouver's ever-rising rental prices. 

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Related Companies:  Endall Elliot Associates, Wall Financial Corporation