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Figures

Height: Architectural 147.6 m / 484 ft
Height: Occupied 137.2 m / 450 ft
Height: To Tip 147.6 m / 484 ft
Floors Above Ground 47
Floors Below Ground 4
# of Elevators 4
Tower GFA 36,503 m² / 392,915 ft²
# of Apartments 420
# of Parking Spaces 277

Facts

Official Name CASA
Structure Type Building
Status Completed
Country Canada
City Toronto
Street Address & Map 33 Charles Street East
Postal Code M4Y 1R9
Building Function residential
Structural Material concrete
Proposed 2005
Construction Start 2007
Completion 2010

Companies Involved

Owner/Developer Cresford Developments
Architect
Design architectsAlliance
Structural Engineer
• (not specified) Jablonsky, Ast and Partners
MEP Engineer
• (not specified) Able Engineering Inc.
Project Manager P.J. Campbell Construction Ltd.
Main Contractor P.J. Campbell Construction Ltd.
Other Consultant
• Wind Gradient Wind Engineering Inc.

About CASA

This slender tower sits above a four-story podium which houses a parking garage. The dramatically compressed lobby “screens” the parking garage from the street, providing ground floor amenity space. This transparent building lobby mediates between CASA and the street, engaging passersby and creating a sense of arrival and ceremony for residents and their guests. The fully glazed space is accented by a three-story hyacinth feature wall, an oak veneer wall sculpture and a mezzanine level accessed via a sandblasted glass and steel custom-designed staircase.

Residential floors are laid out in arrangements of between eight and ten units per floor, single loaded around a central elevator core. A system of sliding partitions permits a range of spatial configurations and uses within each unit. A continuous perimeter balcony provides both a generous amount of exterior amenity, and passive sun shading for the interiors of the extensively glazed building. The roof of the podium and first floor of the tower make up an indoor-outdoor amenity space.

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