Holt Renfrew Bee Hotel   Bee Hotel Designed and Built for Holt Renfrew   Holt Renfrew asked Sustainable to design and build a Bee Hotel for their flagship location at 50 Bloor Street West. As part of Holt Renfrew’s H Project, this design follows their 2015 efforts which raised $100,000 in support of Pollinator Partnership Canada.  Using reclaimed shipping pallets, floor joists from a home renovation, and a stain to match Holt’s signature magenta, this installation provides both the food and shelter for our native pollinators. Neighbouring office towers and residences now enjoy a view down onto a rooftop that provides a refreshing sight from the gravel and mechanical systems that otherwise prevail. A careful selection of wildflowers was chosen to attract pollinators, compliment the signature magenta colour of the structure, and provide a consistent bloom throughout the summer.
       
     
 Location: 50 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON Completion: 2016 Area: 142 m² (1,529 ft²) Project Lead: Joel Gilbert Anderson Partners: Holt Renfrew, Pollinator Partnership Canada Materials: Shipping Pallets, construction waste Photography: Jenna Marie Wakani for Holt Renfrew Structural: Diomis Engineering Inc. Contractor: Plumb Construction
       
     
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  Holt Renfrew Bee Hotel   Bee Hotel Designed and Built for Holt Renfrew   Holt Renfrew asked Sustainable to design and build a Bee Hotel for their flagship location at 50 Bloor Street West. As part of Holt Renfrew’s H Project, this design follows their 2015 efforts which raised $100,000 in support of Pollinator Partnership Canada.  Using reclaimed shipping pallets, floor joists from a home renovation, and a stain to match Holt’s signature magenta, this installation provides both the food and shelter for our native pollinators. Neighbouring office towers and residences now enjoy a view down onto a rooftop that provides a refreshing sight from the gravel and mechanical systems that otherwise prevail. A careful selection of wildflowers was chosen to attract pollinators, compliment the signature magenta colour of the structure, and provide a consistent bloom throughout the summer.
       
     

Holt Renfrew Bee Hotel
Bee Hotel Designed and Built for Holt Renfrew

Holt Renfrew asked Sustainable to design and build a Bee Hotel for their flagship location at 50 Bloor Street West. As part of Holt Renfrew’s H Project, this design follows their 2015 efforts which raised $100,000 in support of Pollinator Partnership Canada.

Using reclaimed shipping pallets, floor joists from a home renovation, and a stain to match Holt’s signature magenta, this installation provides both the food and shelter for our native pollinators. Neighbouring office towers and residences now enjoy a view down onto a rooftop that provides a refreshing sight from the gravel and mechanical systems that otherwise prevail. A careful selection of wildflowers was chosen to attract pollinators, compliment the signature magenta colour of the structure, and provide a consistent bloom throughout the summer.

 Location: 50 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON Completion: 2016 Area: 142 m² (1,529 ft²) Project Lead: Joel Gilbert Anderson Partners: Holt Renfrew, Pollinator Partnership Canada Materials: Shipping Pallets, construction waste Photography: Jenna Marie Wakani for Holt Renfrew Structural: Diomis Engineering Inc. Contractor: Plumb Construction
       
     

Location: 50 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON
Completion: 2016
Area: 142 m² (1,529 ft²)
Project Lead: Joel Gilbert Anderson
Partners: Holt Renfrew, Pollinator Partnership Canada
Materials: Shipping Pallets, construction waste
Photography: Jenna Marie Wakani for Holt Renfrew
Structural: Diomis Engineering Inc.
Contractor: Plumb Construction

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