The One Bloor Tower designed by Hariri Pontarini Architects is located in Toronto, Canada. Atop the street-level podium with retail and commercial space sits a 65-storey residential tower with sculpted, undulating balconies. Carving into the existing zoning envelope, the six-storey podium steps away from the street with terraces as it stretches northward to reduce the impact of the building mass on the corner site.
The interior core maintains a more regular form to avoid compromising the suites, and serves as the backdrop for the emerging curving façade. The fritted glass balconies spin around the building, increasing in size for the corner units. The flowing lines of the facade will carry through to the sloped rooftop above, and stretch out into the podium below, marking the main entry into the building, which will house 690 residential units.