Hamilton Passive House Modular Housing
253 King William Street is a new affordable housing development in the heart of downtown Hamilton. It will sit on the site of a former surface parking lot between a church and multi-unit residence and is designed in deference to its neighbours with a similar set back, height and roof-line.
The building is a three-storey modular construction, and will accommodate 24 studio-style resident units – four at grade and the balance, on the two floors above. The ground floor is otherwise dedicated to shared amenities such as a community room, meeting room, lounge and laundry facility. The glazed front entrance and rear exit are strategically aligned to create a visual connection between the street and rear yard. The yard is designed to be an animated space, featuring barbecues, seating, and a community garden surrounded by lush, low-maintenance landscaping.
The development is targeting Passive House Certification, and leverages the superior quality control of prefab production in a factory setting. Beyond its high-performing envelop, the building also features photo-voltaic panels and all electric heating and cooling systems.