KPMB architect to direct design of Hamilton’s waterfront development

June 27, 2018

An aerial shot of Hamilton’s harbourfront. Image courtesy CNW Group/Waterfront Shores Corporation[1]
An aerial shot of Hamilton’s harbourfront.
Image courtesy CNW Group/Waterfront Shores Corporation

The City of Hamilton Council[2] has selected Waterfront Shores Corporation as the preferred proponent for the Pier 8 waterfront development.

“We are honoured and excited to have been selected, and look forward to bringing revitalization to Hamilton’s Waterfront,” said Sam Crignano, president of Cityzen Development[3]. This puts into motion a major development to turn Hamilton’s West Harbour into what its Mayor Fred Eisenberger calls a “waterfront jewel.”

The Waterfront Shores Corporation is a consortium comprising Cityzen Development Corporation, along with Fernbrook Homes Group[4], GFL Environmental[5], and Greybrook Realty Partners[6].

Directing the design of the development is Hamilton-born architect Bruce Kuwabara of KPMB Architects[7] who will work with gh3 Inc.[8], Omar Gandhi Architect[9], and superkül[10].

“Having grown up in Hamilton, I’m extremely excited to be part of this incredible development,” said Kuwabara. “At Pier 8, we will be creating a series of modern and progressive buildings in a diverse and walkable neighbourhood that is the future of urban living. It will celebrate Hamilton’s industrial roots and embrace its future of culture and creativity.”

The 5.24-ha (13-acre) development site will support new residential, commercial, and institutional space on nine development blocks. More than 1000 condominium units will be spread across 20 separate buildings, with at-grade townhouses located on all eight residential blocks. Sixty-five of these units will be administered as affordable housing by Habitat for Humanity Hamilton[11].

Waterfront Shores will be targeting Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design[12] (LEED) Gold and WELL[13] certifications. The consortium also seeks to incorporate the latest technologies to increase building performance, while limiting the development’s ecological footprint.

For more information on the Pier 8 waterfront development, click here[14].

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  12. Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design:
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