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A collaboration with Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), this property at the corner of Beach and Howe is set to heighten the conversation about Vancouver’s cityscape

Vancouver, British Columbia

LEED neighbourhood

The project will only be the second application of the LEED® Neighbourhood Development targets in Vancouver. The project is targeting LEED® ND Platinum.

Design benchmarks

The central agenda is to create a new benchmark for excellence in architectural design in downtown Vancouver.

Under the bridge downtown

The base will activate a residual area of the city under the Granville Bridge. This weather protected area will be energized by retail and restaurants, and is designed to be an invigorating canvas for urban creativity; beer gardens, drive in movies – we even show a giant slip and slide as a possible use in the rezoning documents.

Taking shape

The tower has a dynamic form – the base is triangular to respond to the site constraints, and the top is rectangular. The resulting form brings to mind a curtain being drawn aside to welcome bridge travelers to the core.

Mixed use

The project includes a residential tower, retail and office / showrooms. The site is three triangular parcels at the north end of the Granville Bridge – a gateway location to the downtown core.

Project facts

Size: 136,779 sq. ft./ 12,707 sq. m.
Completed: 2019 (approximately)
Cost: $150 Million
Client: Westbank Projects Corp.
Collaborators: Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG)

Achievements & Awards

World Architecture News (WAN) Awards, Residential Sector Winner, Future Schemes)

Rethinking the Future Awards, 1st Place Mixed Use Concept

Future Project of The Year, World Architecture Festival 2015

Canadian Architect Award of Excellence