Residential - Mid Rise

Completed in 2017, AquaBlue is a 5 storey building, featuring 120 residential units, plus an additional 4 townhouses.
Address: 10 Concord Place, Grimsby, ON
Client: Homes by DeSantis


  • 2018 Ontario Wood Works Awards - Mid-Rise Wood Design Award
  • 2017-2018 EIFS Council of Canada Architectural Design Awards - Grand Prize Award
  • 2016 Ontario Home Builders Association Awards – Most Outstanding Midrise Building
An abundance of glass, contemporary detailing and lively aesthetics, make AquaBlu a premium lakefront development. Balconies and terraces have been provided to add interest and depth to the facade and large windows are featured throughout the project. Set in an rapidly expanding community, the design encompasses its lakeside locale using textures and colours associated with the surrounding environment. The flexibility of colour choices available with the use of EIFS panels resulting in a distinct colour palette of blue, white, beige and grey representing water, sand, earth and stone respectively.
AquaBlu is sited perpendicular to the street so that maximum views of the lake are provided for the majority of the units. Placing the building in this manner reduces the impact of a large building right at the street line as well.

The northern end of the building steps back from the street providing a pleasing pedestrian scale while creating lake facing terraces on the upper floors. To maintain this appeal, high efficiency mechanical and electrical systems were integrated along with building envelope technology designed to respond to site specific conditions. Allowing for a high level of sustainability and more comfort for occupants.


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