In the recent months a flurry of construction has descended upon the Olympic Station/W2 development (formerly known as Olympic Station). Since our last update in October 2018, much physical progress has been made on the project, with the introduction of a street-level presence.
Built by Aurmon Development, the project was designed by DYS Architecture. The architectural renderings provided show a contemporary design with an emphasis on window wall glazing and balconies, a facade sure to fit well with the existing streetscape.
Olympic Station/W2 is located in the Olympic Village neighbourhood just off the corner of West 2nd Avenue and Cambie Street. The project takes its moniker from the SkyTrain Station it is in closest proximity to, the underground Olympic Station stop on the Canada Line.
Rising 12 storeys to its peak with a connected six-storey podium, Olympic Stadium/W2 will offer 133 units in a mix of sizes and configurations. Upon completion, the development will offer nine three-bedroom units, 35 two-bedroom units, 83 one-bedroom units, and six studio units. Constructed beneath the building will be a three-level parking garage containing spaces for up to 137 vehicles.
Recent construction photos show the project having risen above grade with forming taking place on the second floor and additional floors sure to materialize in the coming weeks. Olympic Station/W2 is attempting to achieve a LEED Gold certification upon completion which falls right in line with the high environmental standards set by other projects in the Olympic Village neighbourhood. The development is poised to bring gentle mid-rise density to an urban area characterized by similarly scaled projects, and offer future residents a dense, walkable lifestyle.
SkyriseVancouver will be sure to return to this project as progress continues. For more information, check out the associated Database file and Forum thread, and as always, feel free to join the conversation in the comments section below.