EIFS Council of Canada Architectural Design Awards - Grand Prize Award - AquaBlu Condominiums, Grimsby
The AquaBlu Condominiums project celebrates the innovative and beautiful use of IEFS and serves as a benchmark of excellence. With an abundance of glass, contemporary detailing and lively aesthetics, AquaBlu is a premium lakefront development. Large windows are evident throughout the project, and are not limited to only the street faces but all sides. Balconies and terraces have been provided to add interest and depth to the façade. Set in a growing lakeside community, the façade design is a continuation of its lakeside locale using textures and colours associated with the environment. The flexibility of colour choices allowed by the EIFS panels resulted in a distinct colour palette of blue, white, beige, and gray being representative of water, sand, earth, and stone respectively.
“This is an exemplary project. It is one of the first wood frame buildings built in Ontario under the new code that permits wood framing above four storeys. It has contributed positively to its site and surrounding area. The design displays and incorporates multiple EIFS finishes and textures in a visually compelling and technically sound manner. The AquaBlu is truly a landmark EIFS project from a variety of important vantage points.”
John M. Garbin, President/CEO of the EIFS Council of Canada