An excellent example of something old and something new, 199 Church stands out in a skyline that’s forever changing. While modern in its design and materiality, it incorporates the rich past of Church Street to fashion a structure with a singular presence.
Retaining the historic façade of the Georgian townhouses that sit on Church Street, the podium with its punched windows in between brick pilasters, limestone lintels and cornices adds character to an otherwise contemporary building. These architectural features generate an even rhythm that brings a sense of intimacy and community along the street.
An embodiment of the site’s history and character, at 39 storeys, the tower stands tall above the street, creating a dramatic overhang and an interesting architectural statement. Inspired by the materiality, aesthetic and rhythm of the podium, its facade fuses heritage charm with clean modern lines.