2019 GOHBA Awards Finalists

August 16, 2019

Nine Finalist Nominations as GOHBA Celebrates their 36th Annual Housing Design Awards

Our 40th year in full swing, #METAMORP40SIS continues to be filled with new projects, celebrations, and exciting announcements. To add to this year’s list of accomplishments, Hobin Architecture has been shortlisted for nine projects, in 7 different categories, at the 36th Annual Housing Design Awards presented by the Greater Ottawa Home Builders Association.

The awards take place on Saturday, October 19th at the Shaw Centre.

In the running are:

353 Winston Avenue
Custom Urban Home (3,000 sq. ft. or less) – Contemporary
Custom Kitchen (251 sq. ft. or more) – Contemporary $75,001 and over
Custom Bathroom (100 sq. ft. or less) – Contemporary
(with Astro Design Centre)

This distinctive Westboro home is a bold take on a traditional urban house. With a strong connection between house and yard, simple open planning with bold materiality and modern massing, this vibrant home makes a big statement.

353 Winston Avenue

10 Rosemount Avenue
Mid-Rise Apartment (Condo or Rental, 5-9 storeys)
(with Tamarack Developments)

The first of a multi-phased redevelopment of an underutilized site in Ottawa’s Wellington Village, 10 Rosemount is a 52-unit, six-storey mixed-use building, and is the cornerstone in the reinvented property. The building’s exterior is characterized by a bold pattern of window mullions which mimic an industrial feel, creating a sense of history and permanence. Its neighbour at 1140 Wellington Street West is a finalist in the High Rise category.

10 Rosemount Avenue and 1140 Wellington Street West

1140 Wellington Street
High-Rise Apartment (Condo or Rental, 10 storeys or more)
(with Tamarack Developments)

1140 Wellington is a defining thirteen-storey, 184-unit apartment building constructed behind the former Bethany Hope Centre in Hintonburg. This building completes the redevelopment of the 1.2 acre site, which includes 10 Rosemount as well as the renovated heritage building and landscaped forecourt.

A Human-Scaled Tower in Little Italy
High-Rise Apartment (Condo or Rental, 10 storeys or more)

This project, marketed as “Nuovo,” is a 20-storey tower on Rochester Street in Little Italy, just steps from vibrant Preston Street and serene Dow’s Lake. The building boasts impressive views in all directions and is made up of a wide range of unit sizes and layouts. The building’s facades are designed to reduce its perceived height and complement the neighbourhood.

Nuovo in Little Italy (Right: view from roof terrace)

New Community (with eQ Homes)

eQuinelle, a community developed with eQ Homes and The Regional Group, is nominated for “New Community” of the Year. eQuinelle is very special in that it embodies a four-season experience for its residents, including an award-winning golf course, hiking and skiing trails, and an onsite Clubhouse with classes and adventures for both young and mature. Completely surrounded by nature, it’s a community lifestyle like no other.

536 Cole Avenue
Custom Urban Home (3,000 sq. ft. or less) – Traditional

Created as one half of a pair of customs, 536 Cole Ave is a unique and whimsical interpretation of an arts and crafts home, combining bold detailing with a simple, timeless 1.5 storey form. The home makes a strong urban statement by removing the car and garage from the front façade.

536 Cole Avenue

River Terraces II at Greystone Village
Mid-Rise Apartment (Condo or Rental, 5-9 storeys)
(with eQ Homes)

River Terraces II is the second phase of a mid-rise condo development at Greystone Village, located between Main Street and the Rideau River in the heart of Old Ottawa East. Purchasers will enjoy the many amenities that Greystone Village has brought to the neighbourhood, as well as those that already exist, such as walking paths along the river and the shops and restaurants of Main Street. Greystone Village was named Best Planned New Community last year at the awards, recognized both for its innovative land planning approach and its sustainable and contextual design.

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