A shift in the street grid and the preservation of an existing building facade are the genesis of Tableau’s architecture. A structural table featuring three meter deep post-tensioned concrete beams spans over the existing facade and supports the thirty six storey tower above. Structural columns clad in black metal create a colonnade along Richmond Street and enclose a four storey open-air urban room. Shayne Dark’s bright green sculpture spikes through an opening in the table. A shifting paving pattern completes the urban room and extends into the entrance lobby where walls are covered with black granite divided by diagonal slashes of recessed lighting. The second and third floors accommodate offices accessed by a separate elevator lobby off Peter Street. A fourth floor amenity floor has direct access to an extensive outdoor area on the fifth floor with private cabanas and landscaping. The tower floorplate is kinked to reflect the geometry of the street grid and to maximize setbacks from adjacent buildings. The external appearance of the tower is defined by continuous projecting balconies and a checkerboard pattern of black steel frames.
Photography by: Richard Seck