220 Wall Street
23,099 sq. ft.
Located in the heart of downtown Saskatoon at the corner of Wall Street and 24th Street, the architecture of this three-storey office building conveys the client’s design direction of “efficient differentiation”. The building is comprised of an underground parkade, three levels of office space, and a mechanical penthouse on the fourth floor.
The vision of the client was a timeless design that would be functional, sensitive to the environment, and sustainable. Our design team was able to achieve this goal with a simple, elegant design of black brick, glazing, and accent lighting. The exterior envelope is constructed mainly of brick with some curtain wall glazing as well as perforated shading and cladding systems that offer a unique look to the building. The historic warehouse context was also reflected in the proportion, scale, massing, and window sizes of the building. In keeping with the history of the site, the ground floor of the building and the parking off the lane conserve and reinterpret the history of the site.
The history of the site is acknowledged via the outline of the 1912 Western Distribution building being acid-etched into the concrete of the ground floor lobby and retail areas. In addition, the “memory” of the railway line that ran behind the site is expressed as rail lines inset into the concrete parking stalls that run across the lane.
The design incorporates many energy-saving technology and sustainable design features. The building is LEED Gold certified.