Maynards 1

The auction company Maynards used to occupy a building beside the south end of Cambie Bridge. Developers Aquilini bought the site, and although they’re right next to Southeast False Creek, they fall into a different zoning district, so they did not have to develop an especially green project. As a result, although they’re right next to the Neighbourhood Energy Utility (which recycles heat from the sewer system) units in Maynards have baseboard electric heating.

The design obviously evolved somewhat from the initial renderings, which showed a more angular design with a greater variation in colour. The finished development has quite a mono-tone quality. Unusually for Vancouver, the architect for the project was Machelange Panzini from Montreal, although the architect of record was locally based Buttjes Architects.

before image 2010: after image 2013