Body of Work

Blood Alley

Location
Vancouver
Architect
Henriquez Partners Architects & OSO (Retail)
Completion
2021
Project Size
115,000

Designed by Henriquez Partners Architects, Blood Alley is comprised of 62 market and 80 non-market rental homes, an underground restaurant/lounge space, retail and a public plaza. The project will retain the historic character of the existing Stanley Hotel and the New Fountain Hotel, through the rehabilitation of the entire original façade, and features retail at grade designed by OSO, as well as two floors of below-grade restaurant/lounge space. A breezeway running through the project will interconnect Blood Alley Square with Cordova St, inspired by the Corso Como of Milan.

Westbank is creating Blood Alley with the goal of establishing a new, dynamic gathering place in the community, with arts and culture focused programming that will enrich the cultural landscape of our city.

Blood Alley Restaurant and Lounge by OSO

The restaurant and lounge are made up of a series of parallel arches that connect the street and the plaza – the front and the back – of the building. The arches are clad in bent aluminum panels and perforated with countless small triangles that appear like overlapping leaves in a forest. Numerous light fixtures are placed behind the holes to illuminate the interiors. The combination of ambient and sharp lights creates a hazy atmosphere with penetrating light rays like a sun-dappled garden.

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