the waterstone mixed-use affordable housing

evoking a sense of connection to the building's natural surroundings

mixed-use development providing affordable housing

The Waterstone is a six-storey mixed-use affordable housing development that features 80 residential units, large indoor and outdoor amenity spaces, and a commercial/daycare space. The vision for this project was to increase the stock of quality, affordable housing in Chilliwack for low-income families and singles.

Residents and visitors are greeted by immediate views of a large plaza and landscaped area. The landscape features rolling hills for the children to play on, people to sit on and spectate activities in the plaza, and as a barrier to the parking lot. Offices and the amenity space overlook the play area for additional supervision.

Through a muted palette of earth tones, the aesthetics of this building evoke a calming sense of connection to the natural surroundings. Large windows and balconies provide views outside and opportunities for fresh-air and natural sunlight inside the living spaces. Large heavy timber elements support the sloping roofs of the building, reminiscent of tree canopies in the forest.

Client:

MQHS—Randy Reber
604 768 3325
rreber@mqhs.ca

Location:

Chilliwack, BC

Value:

$16 million

Status:

Complete 2019

Justin Dyck

Project Architect

Chelsea Mueller

Intern Architect

Farrell Brett

Contract Administration

Leon Schroeder

Senior Associate

Heather Honeycutt

Intern Architect AIBC

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