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Jul 11 2019 Tours /

Building Tour | King Portland Centre

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

King Portland Centre
620 King St W

$15 General Admisson, Free for TSA members (student membership is free!) using the discount code found in our e-bulletin!


Hariri Pontarini Architects - King Portland Centre, sketch

Join us for the second summer building tour of 2019 as we explore the recently completed King Portland Centre designed by Hariri Pontarini Architects!

Project Description

A mixed-used complex designed by Hariri Pontarini Architects and developed by Allied Properties REIT and RioCan REIT in joint venture, the King Portland Centre, formerly known as 620 King Street West, is a 13 storey office building and a 15 storey rental residential development in the heart of the densifying King West District. Stepping back from the street, the base podium features large bricked arches to frame the ground floor retail and help connect the existing buildings with the new. Respecting the material form of the neighbourhood, the development seamlessly integrates with the existing Victorian commercial building to the east and three renovated rowhouses, as well as the existing interior lanes and courtyards. In addition, green terraces were created as an amenity for the office workers and residents, and three levels of underground parking accommodate the needs of the 35,000 m² of new space being added to the block. Pedestrian access is encouraged between the spaces. The guiding principle is long-term sustainability, with a target of achieving minimum of LEED Gold designation for the residential portion, and LEED Platinum for the office building.

A true mixed-use project, the King Portland Centre assembles a complex block of disparate buildings and functions into a cohesive development.

Hariri Pontarini Architects - King Portland Centre, view from the street

Project Team

Client: Allied Properties REIT, RioCan REIT
Architects: Hariri Pontarini Architects
Partner-in-Charge: David Pontarini, Founding Partner
Design Lead: Michael Conway, Associate Partner
Team Members: Douglas Keith, John Manley, Alejandra Martinez, Shuan Liu, Alyssa Goraieb
Interior Design: II by IV Design, Hariri Pontarini design inc.
Landscape: Claude Cormier + Associés
Mechanical: Smith + Andersen
Electrical: Mulvey & Banani International
Structural: RJC Engineers

Tour Guides

  • Michael Conway, Associate Partner, Hariri Pontarini Architects

PLEASE NOTE: TSA Members can join for free! Use the code in our last TSA Bulletin to gain access to your free ticket! Not a member yet? You can join the TSA and get access to discounts and free member programming by registering online using this link.

Tickets available for TSA Members starting June 18. All other tickets available starting June 27.