Teneo properties, a developer from New Brunswick, has commissioned us to lead their design thinking for their existing built portfolio and future builds. This includes brand positioning, way finding graphics, web development, architecture and interior design. Dunns Crossing is scheduled for construction this spring and the first project from this catalogue of work.
Using wood structural construction and cladding with maximized repetition to window openings and one repeated floor plan, the project has been driven with cost in mind. However the student focused brand guides its personality.
It is understood that tenants will be in the building for a maximum of four years. As tenants come and go, they are just a number, however each unit and tenant will have its own character. Each apartment will have individual colours associated to each tenant. This is translated to the facade balconies and on the apartment doors.
The building is situated off Fredericton's bike path along the St. John River. Within a twenty minute radius on bike, the majority of the city and its four colleges and two universities are accessible. This lead to the facade being articulated by solid blocks in each balcony which house individual bike storage units.
The buildings frugality does not allow for common area amenities however there will have a "cottage" located off a grassy slope at the back of the property. It will be a separate single storey structure for tenants to use as a secondary social, living and study space.
Dunn's Crossing will be completed in association with Comeau Mackenzie Architecture.