Quartek Group’s team provided architectural and engineering services for a new 13-unit luxury condominium building located on the waterfront of Lake Ontario. The Beaches @ Port development consists of a six-storey structure with one level of underground parking. The main entrance foyer sits at the top of the bank, providing access at the third floor of the building via a pedestrian bridge.
The structure of the building was designed using structural steel and precast hollow-core concrete slabs. The unique angle of the building required close attention to details and coordination with suppliers. Steel beams were recessed within the floor depth to reduce overall building height to within the limits permitted for the site.
The geography of the site presented several challenges for the structural development of the building. The soil conditions in close proximity to Lake Ontario demanded the use of micro piles and grade beams for the structural foundation of the building. Deep retaining walls were required to retain the steel slope at the west perimeter of the building.