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Holt Renfrew Store Competition, Toronto (1997)

Holt Renfrew Store Competition, Toronto (1997)

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  • Kuwabara Payne Mckenna Blumberg Architects (archive creator)

Title

Holt Renfrew Store Competition, Toronto (1997)

Dates of creation

1997

Level of archival description

Project

Extent and Medium

  • 23 drawings (including printouts)
  • 2 paintings
  • 0.001 l.m. of textual records

Scope and Content

This project series documents a competition entry for the Holt Renfrew flagship store on Bloor Street in Toronto in 1997. The office identified the project number as 69705.

This project consisted of a proposal for the exterior facades and rooftop terrace for the high-end department store. The proposal focused greatly on movement that would naturally attract passing pedestrians and drivers to the store's entrances and window merchandizing. The main entrance would be comprised of glass doors with custom bronze pulls, sheltered by a steel and glass canopy and sandwiched between limestone surfaces. Above the main doors would be a two-storey window display and surfaces that could be manipulated to display brand logos and other graphics. This also allowed natural light to shine into the main atrium of the store's interior. Windows at street level, used for visual marketing, would be punched into limestone facades and accentuated with canvas awnings, creating an intimate customer experience. The new rooftop terrace would be created through an addition to the fourth floor, setback from the other levels, and sheltered by a projecting roof. The terrace would be lined in a continuous rim of evergreen hedges. Addition entrances, new lighting fixtures, and interior window displays were also proposed in this project.

The project is recorded through drawings, watercolour paintings and textual records dating from 1997. The drawings consist of sketch elevations and perspectives, while the paintings were used for presentation purposes. The textual records consist of the project proposal with associated digital renderings.

Reference Number

AP056.S1.1997.PR10

Arrangement

Materials in this project series have been arranged by material type.

Location

Toronto Ontario Canada

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    • Reference Number: AP056.S1.1997.PR10.001
    • Title: Sketch elevations and perspectives, Holt Renfrew Store Competition, Toronto
    • Dates of creation: 1997
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Kuwabara Payne Mckenna Blumberg Architects (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 18 drawings

    Dimensions:

    Sheet (smallest): 87 x 47 cm Sheet (largest): 46 x 41 cm

    Credit line:

    Kuwabara Payne Mckenna Blumberg fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Kuwabara Payne Mckenna Blumberg Architects/
    Gift of Kuwabara Payne Mckenna Blumberg Architects

    Folder Number:

    056-060-06

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    • Reference Number: AP056.S1.1997.PR10.002
    • Title: Project proposal with digital renderings, Holt Renfrew Store Competition, Toronto
    • Dates of creation: 1997
    • Form: drawings, textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Kuwabara Payne Mckenna Blumberg Architects (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 4 printouts
    • 0.001 l.m. of textual records

    Dimensions:

    Sheet (smallest): 44 x 29 cm Sheet (largest): 49 x 33 cm

    Credit line:

    Kuwabara Payne Mckenna Blumberg fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Kuwabara Payne Mckenna Blumberg Architects/
    Gift of Kuwabara Payne Mckenna Blumberg Architects

    Folder Number:

    056-040-04

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    • Reference Number: AP056.S1.1997.PR10.003
    • Title: Presentation watercolour of exterior perspective, Holt Renfrew Store Competition, Toronto
    • Dates of creation: 1997
    • Form: works of art
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Kuwabara Payne Mckenna Blumberg Architects (archive creator)
    • Guanghao Qian (artist)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 painting

    Dimensions:

    Sheet: 42 x 31 cm

    Credit line:

    Kuwabara Payne Mckenna Blumberg fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Kuwabara Payne Mckenna Blumberg Architects/
    Gift of Kuwabara Payne Mckenna Blumberg Architects

    Folder Number:

    056-045-05

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    • Reference Number: AP056.S1.1997.PR10.004
    • Title: Presentation elevations, Holt Renfrew Store Competition, Toronto
    • Dates of creation: circa 1997
    • Form: works of art, drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Kuwabara Payne Mckenna Blumberg Architects (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 painting
    • 1 drawing

    Dimensions:

    Sheet (smallest): 45 x 28 cm Sheet (largest): 80 x 53 cm

    Credit line:

    Kuwabara Payne Mckenna Blumberg fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Kuwabara Payne Mckenna Blumberg Architects/
    Gift of Kuwabara Payne Mckenna Blumberg Architects

    Folder Number:

    056-052-07

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