Project Name: 159 Forward Avenue Affordable Housing Project
Client: Centretown Citizens Ottawa Corporation (CCOC) and Cahdco
Completion: September 2023
Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Size: 46,300 ft²
In the heart of Ottawa’s Mechanicsville neighborhood, a beacon of sustainable design and community-focused living is emerging. Figurr Architects Collective proudly unveils 159 Forward Avenue, a groundbreaking 49-unit, multi-family affordable housing project developed in collaboration with the Centretown Citizens Ottawa Corporation (CCOC).
Addressing the City’s Needs
The essence of 159 Forward Avenue lies in its commitment to addressing the pressing need for affordable housing in our city. With a blend of two-bedroom, three-bedroom, and accessible units, this project caters to the diverse needs of families, offering not just housing but a sense of belonging.
Sustainability at Its Core
At its core, 159 Forward Avenue is more than just a building; it’s a testament to sustainability. Designed to meet Passive House performance standards, this project sets a new benchmark for eco-conscious architecture. By significantly reducing energy consumption, it not only lessens environmental impact but also alleviates the financial burden on residents.
Aesthetics Meets Functionality
Beyond its environmental credentials, the project stands as a visual masterpiece. Utilizing a mix of colors and materials, the design team has crafted a modern urban space that seamlessly integrates with its surroundings. From the welcoming entrance to the thoughtfully designed communal areas, every detail enhances the living experience.
Embracing Transit-Oriented Living
Strategically located just 500 meters from the nearest LRT station, 159 Forward Avenue encourages a sustainable lifestyle. With ample bicycle parking and easy access to public transportation, residents can embrace a car-free existence, reducing their carbon footprint while enjoying the convenience of urban living.
A Collaborative Triumph
The success of 159 Forward Avenue is a testament to the power of collaboration. From conception to completion, Figurr Architects Collective, CCOC, and Cahdco worked hand in hand to realize a shared vision. The result? A landmark project that not only meets the needs of today but also paves the way for a more sustainable future.
Conclusion: A Blueprint for Tomorrow
As we look ahead, projects like 159 Forward Avenue serve as a blueprint for the future of urban living. By prioritizing sustainability, affordability, and community, we can create spaces that not only enrich lives but also safeguard our planet for generations to come.