BENCH MAINTAINS THE AESTHETIC
OF THIS INDUSTRIAL AREA WITHIN A
BENCH has a deep connection to the heritage
character of the Railtown neighbourhood. This
historical point of interest has inspired the form and
function of its modern design.
BENCH references the neighbourhood’s structural
industrial elements, while crafting a contemporary
narrative. Tasteful glass, outdoor spaces and unique
perspectives to the north and south.
Instead of drygoods and crates, BENCH will host ideas and innovation. The new building—fashioned from aluminum, glass and concrete—will look boldly forward to our future and enhance Railtown’s evolution into the contemporary era.
A LIVING HISTORY
“It is all too rare these days to come across a building that doesn’t compromise aesthetics for economics, but rather stays true to its historical, heritage and commercial roots.
With BENCH, we have set out to maintain the aesthetic of this beautiful industrial area and infuse it with advanced building and technological systems within a
contemporary design that complements the original brick and mortar construction of the surrounding buildings.”
Gair Williamson, Architect
RAILTOWN WILL BECOME AN
IMPORTANT EMPLOYMENT HUB FOR THE CITY,
WITH BENCH LEADING THE CHARGE
353 RAILWAY STREET
VANCOUVER BRITISH COLUMBIA
V6A 1A4 CANADA