In the months since our last update, construction on the mixed-use Richmond International Trade Centre has paid further dividends in the form of continuing cladding application. The project has been slow-moving to date—a rift between construction contractors had temporarily put the project on hold—but with the exterior finally coming together, developer MYIE Group hopes to complete the project this year.
The $96 million development occupies a triangular site at 8451 Bridgeport Road, steps from the Fraser River. GBL Architects, who worked with several other clients to develop a concept for the site, ultimately established a final design that MYIE Group is now executing.
The development will consist of two office towers, a 14-storey OPUS Hotel Versante, and a vast commercial retail and restaurant component. A podium containing above-grade parking ties the program together, and the rooftop dedicates space for shared outdoor amenity spaces.
Cladding application has made significant progress in recent months, marking the distinct visual identities of the office and hotel portions. The hotel's array of vertical panels are contrasted by the horizontal aluminum louvres that define the office buildings. A three-storey perforated wall on the podium draws inspiration from the river, with its undulating lines likened to waves.
With the office exteriors largely complete and work progressing on the hotel, Richmond International Trade Centre is quickly approaching delivery.
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