What impact will a very urban development have on a small community occupying the last remaining piece of waterfront property?
The City of Sechelt is perched on the edge of British Columbia’s beautiful Sunshine Coast. The Watermark is a luxury mixed-use, multi-family residential building that will sit on the last remaining waterfront property in town. We proposed a unique and strong stepping form to the project that ensured the waterfront remained a very public and open experience while creating suites that all capitalized on views of the waterfront to the south. The north side creates a dynamic urban street edge, invigorating the downtown area.
The overall form gives a subtle nod to west coast, post and beam construction and the material palette is inspired by the rocky beaches of Sechelt. The project is comprised of 104 residential units in two, five-storey towers set on a ground floor retail/parkade podium with a landscaped plaza and waterfront bistro.