Most master-planned communities will take into account the location of central services and the inclusion of a gym, but North Oak in Oakvillage, a multi-stage apartment development project in Oakville, Canada, incorporates sustainable building practices while constructing housing units.
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Oak Village is a Pedestrian priority community The focus is to connect to the natural elements near the area. A scenic 1.5 km multi-purpose trail spreads throughout the community. In addition, the on-site trail leads to 300 kilometers of additional trails and the virgin forest and grassland surrounding Aoke Village. Residents can visit Sixteen Mile Creek, Bronte Creek Nature Park and Lion Valley Park. In the future, the complex will be connected to the planned restaurant and retail complex through a dedicated pedestrian path. The overall plan proposes four stages of construction. Following the positive reviews and sold out of the first three stages, Minto Communities, the construction company behind the project, launched Phase 4 of North Oak.
The project is exploring ways to incorporate human and environmental health factors into a multi-unit complex. This initial tower will debut the developer’s first multi-residential geological exchange energy system. Geoexchange is a Energy efficient A method of using the earth’s naturally stable underground temperature. Although this is not a new technology, it is mainly used in single-family homes in Canada and other regions. With the Geoexchange system, there is no need to make extreme changes to heat or cool the air, because it can already be temperature controlled throughout the year. These systems have been proven to reduce carbon emissions by as much as 70%, which is a particularly big environmental victory for multi-family spaces.
“After the great success of launching the 4A tower earlier this year, we are happy to launch North Oak’s second 4B tower. North Oak is our first project to provide energy through the community. Geographical Exchange System Roya Khaleeli, Director of Sustainability and Innovation at Minto Communities GTA, said that so far, the buyer’s response has been positive. “Residents will not only benefit from this leading technology, we know they will also benefit greatly from the health-inspired approach seen through every touchpoint-from sidewalks and pedestrian priorities to those with native plants. The beautiful gardens and bright interiors are integrated with natural materials and biophilic design.”
As the recent epidemic emerged in the minds of the developers, they created a concept they called a “neighborhood nest”, which is a concentrated space with eye-catching architecture that connects the North Oak to the future next door tower. This area is designed for social gatherings and can also be used as an emergency response center, equipped with backup power, communication systems and cooling equipment.
The large glass wall provides natural light and further promotes the connection between inside and outside.At the entrance of the lobby, a spacious flower pot is filled Native species Greetings residents. Just outside the building, green spaces and ponds sit in the landscape. North Oak suites offer one-bedroom, loft, two-bedroom, and two-bedroom plus study options. Suites start at around $400.
Picture from Minto Community GTA