The Hudson

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The Hudson represents a landmark redevelopment project that has helped redefine Victoria’s downtown core.

The initial master plan sought to increase density and transform land use, resulting in one of the most significant rezoning applications in the city's history.Originally built in two phases between 1913 and 1950, the historic building underwent significant structural upgrades to convert it to residential and commercial use.

Two new concrete service cores, housing the building stairs and elevators, were designed to provide seismic load resistance to the existing building.

To speed construction and accommodate building inside the existing structure, the new walls were built using shotcrete - concrete sprayed against one-sided forms, allowing the builder to construct the new walls tight to the existing concrete structure.

To create a more welcoming environment for residents, the existing roof was demolished, and a new rooftop garden and two penthouse levels were added.Suspended concrete mezzanines were added to the fourth floor, and a second-floor interior pond and courtyard were opened to the sky by demolishing the central area of the three floors above.

This project involved strategically blending heritage preservation with contemporary design, breathing new life into the building and the surrounding community.

Project Specifications

Victoria, BC

Building Structure Type
Residential / Office / Retail or Shopping Centre / Heritage/Historic

Townline Ventures

Merrick Architecture

Campbell Construction

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