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Re-membering the Commercial Hotel in Edmonton, Alberta Lintott, Christine Anne 1996

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RE - MEMBERING THE COMMERCIAL HOTEL IN EDMONTON, ALBERTA by CHRISTINE ANNE LINTOTT B.A., The Universi ty o f B r i t i sh Columbia, 1991 A THESIS SUBMITTED IN PARTIAL FULFILLMENT OF THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE DEGREE OF MASTER OF ARCHITECTURE in THE FACULTY OF GRADUATE STUDIES School o f A rch i tec tu re We accep t th(^TtTC5rsh,as confojrninjg tf> ( h e required standard THE UNIVERSITYVJF BRITISH COLUMBIA June 1 9 9 6 © Chr is t ine Anne L i n t o t t , 1 9 9 6 In presenting this thesis in partial fulfilment of the requirements for an advanced degree at the University of British Columbia, I agree that the Library shall make it freely available for reference and study. I further agree that permission for extensive copying of this thesis for scholarly purposes may be granted by the head of my department or by his or her representatives. It is understood that copying or publication of this thesis for financial gain shall not be allowed without my written permission. Department The University of British Columbia Vancouver, Canada Date Jo / ig^ 17 l^fc? DE-6 (2/88) ABSTRACT This Thesis Project is about remembrance and i t s embodiment in t h e retention of the physi -cal h i s t o r y o f place. T h a t h i s t o r y is b o t h individual and collective, osc i l la t ing t h r o u g h t i m e , a d m i t t i n g t h e present i n t o t h e p a s t and t h e p a s t i n t o t h e f u t u r e . The Project re f lec ts upon t h e physical a r t i f a c t and t h e c i r c u m s t a n c e s o f place which are i t s own h is to ry . Projected upon t h i s re f lect ion is t h e human experience o f t h a t a r t i f a c t and o f t h a t place. In a d d i t i o n , wi th in t h e realm o f t h e a r t i f a c t , ex i s t s t h e sys temic , an in te r re la t ionsh ip between and wi th in which induces a conceptua l and physiological layering. The sys temic , in t u r n , has a t e m p o -ral a s p e c t which engages bo th o f t h e focal ideas, memory and h is to ry . The f igures which fo l low record t h e t r a n s f o r m a t i o n (o r re-member ing) o f an ex is t ing Hote l s t r u c t u r e , known as t h e Commercial Hote l , loca ted in t h e Old S t r a t h c o n a d i s t r i c t o f Ed-m o n t o n . The program reinvents t h e ex is t ing hote l , bar, r e s t a u r a n t and reta i l c o m p o n e n t s i n t o a more intensive layering, o r s y s t e m , o f variable a c c o m o d a t i o n , pub, micro brewery, r e s t a u r a n t and per formance venue. The exis t ing a r t i f a c t is an a r m a t u r e f o r t h i s reinvention, woven i n t o t h e pro jec t a d d i t i o n s , reassess ing re la t ionsh ips t o wall, ver t ica l sepera t ion , and inside versus ou ts ide . The Project conf igures i t s e l f as having a s t r o n g s t r e e t e d g e a long t h e main t h o r o u g h f a r e o f S t r a t h c o n a , Whyte Avenue, c o n s i s t a n t w i th t h e morphologica l h i s t o r y o f t h i s place, which is pene t ra ted by a fo rma l passage t h r o u g h t h e s i te . The passage opens up i n t o a p e r f o r m -ance c o u r t , previously a parking lo t , which is an extension o f t h e pub and r e s t a u r a n t , and an o p p o r t u n i t y f o r t h e s i te t o in t imate ly engage t h e variety o f fes t iva ls which t h e Old S t r a t h c o n a neighbourhood annual ly h o s t s . The s i t e becomes a d e s t i n a t i o n o f mul t ip l ic i ty , beyond t h e es tab l i shed renown o f t h e Commercia l Hote l as a Jazz and Blues venue. In a d d i t i o n , t h i s mu l t ip l i c i t y is embodied by t h e opening up o f t h e in terna l s y s t e m o f t h e ex is t ing bui lding, t h r o u g h t h e ver t ica l pene t ra t ion o f t h e brewery c o m p o n e n t . Thus, t h e sys tem ic o f re la t ion-sh ips is con t inuous ly engaged wi th in t h e memory o f t h e a r t i f a c t . ii A b s t r a c t Table o f Contents L is t o f Figures Acknowledgement Context Model Basemen t Level Plan Ground Level Plan Second Level Plan Third Level Plan Four th Level / Roof Level Plan Project S e c t i o n s Project Elevat ions M a s s i n g Model Detail Model TABLE OF CONTENTS ii iii iv vi 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 10 11 13 iii LIST OF FIGURES Figure 1 Con tex t Model : Project Con tex t - Ex is t ing Cond i t i ons Figure 2 Con tex t Model : Project Con tex t - Proposed Cond i t ions 1 Figure 3 Plan: Basemen t Level w i th Brewery Collage 2 Figure 4 Plan: Ground Level in Con tex t w i th Brewery Collage 3 Figure 5 Plan: Second Level w i th Brewery Collage 4 Figure 6 Plan: Third Level w i th Brewery Collage 5 Figure 7 Plan: Four th Level / Roof Level in Con tex t 6 Figure & Section: Through Addition and Open Space Facing Outdoor S t a g e Figure 9 Section: Through Exist ing Showing T r a n s f o r m a t i o n s 7 Figure 10 Section: Through Project's Vert ical Slice Facing S o u t h Figure 11 Section: Through Brewing Vessel, Pub, and E n t r y Facing Wes t & Figure 12 Section: Through Outdoor Performance C o u r t Facing S o u t h Figure 13 Section: Through Outdoor Performance C o u r t Facing N o r t h 9 Figure 14 Elevat ion: S t r e e t Edge Showing Exis t ing and A d d i t i o n Figure 15 Elevation: Performance Court Edge Showing E a s t S i t e Addition 10 Figure 16 M a s s i n g Model : Aerial View Facing N o r t h 11 Figure 17 M a s s i n g Model : View Facing S o u t h e a s t Figure 1& Massing Model : View Facing N o r t h w e s t 12 Figure 19 Detail Model : Aerial View Figure 2 0 Detail Model : Detail o f Outdoor Performance C o u r t and S o u t h Elevation 13 Figure 21 Detail Model : Detail o f Passageway f r o m Sidewalk Figure 2 2 Detail Model : Detail o f Passageway f r o m Performance Cou r t 14 Figure 2 3 Detail Model: View Facing S o u t h e a s t iv Figure 2 4 Detai l Model : View Facing Southwest Figure 2 5 Detail Model : View Facing N o r t h e a s t Figure 2 6 Detail Model : View Facing N o r t h w e s t DEDICATION AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT For those l o s t a long t h e way, Robert L i n t o t t , 5teven L i n t o t t and Opal L i n t o t t , remembered forever. For those who s tayed on f o r t h e whole ride, Ken L i n t o t t , Bev L i n t o t t , Olga Radomsky, and Tracy St.Claire, believing always, desp i te t h e n o t knowing. For t h e promis ing t o m o r -rows, T imo thy J u d a h , t o d a y is t r u l y t h e f i r s t day. Finally, t h a n k you f o r t h e f ina l beginnings, my t h e s i s c o m m i t t e e , Bruce Knapp, Graham Fligg, and especially, Bill Pechet. vi Figure 1 Context Model: Project Context - Existing Conditions Figure 2 Context Model: Project Context - Proposed Conditions 1 2 4 5 6 7 8 9 . 1 J S I ™ a l ed d t p h'tii .Ml p'l.iimii Jl M - U Hi', Ml' ''J*' I-l J n i ' •' :ri 1 , 1 1 f o g < in UJ o tn CO -a UJ £ O o O £ TO E if o "•p UJ 1 ;iii-'» ill M. Ii !! _ J I, j ' Jul, to-! 4 Il Lt J ijL_.i u L'^ii _luTTi.^ __.|i^  J . < -in j> Figure 16 Mass ing Model : Aerial View 11 Figure 17 Figure 16 Massing Model: View Facing Southeast Massing Model: View Facing Northwest 12 Figure 19 Detail Model: Aerial View Figure 20 Detail Model: Detail of Outdoor Performance Court and South Elevation 15 Figure 21 Detail Model: Detail of Passageway from Sidewalk Figure 22 Detail Model: Detail of Passageway from Performance Court 14 Figure 23 Detail Model: View Facing Southeast Figure 24 Detail Model: View Facing Southwest 15 Figure 2 6 Detail Model : View Facing N o r t h w e s t 16 

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