The project further develops the idea of ‘Vancouverism,’ a local policy that aims to generate a dense and balanced urban fabric in the center, foster civic activity in the public realm, and preserve views, from the city, of its natural surroundings. Vancouver House, the first example of Vancouverism 2.0, presents a mixed-use podium – fragmented into three volumes rising on plots delimited by the Granville Bridge overpass – and a slender residential tower 150 meters tall. The project endeavors to transform a residual area – dominated by transport infrastructures – into a new urban landmark. The tower’s base is set back 30 meters from the highway, dictating a triangular footprint, but as it shoots up, the building progressively takes on a rectangular form, producing its characteristic warped profile of stacked blocks.
At street level, the complex of offices, shops, and leisure amenities is broken up by a succession of intimately-scaled interior plazas and pathways that connect with the network of existing streets, giving the neighborhood a variety of open-air and covered spaces that can be used for a diversity of events and are actively integrated into the life of the city.
Westbank Projects Corp.
BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group.
Socios responsables Partners in charge: Bjarke Ingels, Thomas Christoffersen, Beat Schenk
Jefe de proyecto Project leader: Agustín Pérez-Torres
Project Manager/Diseño Project Manager/Designer: Carl McDonald, Melissa Bauld
Equipo de proyecto Project team: Aaron Mark, Agne Rapkeviciute, Agustin Perez-Torres, Alan Tansey, Alex Wu, Amina Blacksher, Aran Coakley, Armen Menendian, Barbora Srpkova, Beat Schenk, Ben Zunkeler, Benjamin Caldwell, Benjamin Johnson, Benjamin Novacinski, Bennett Gale, Bjarke Ingels, Blake Theodore Smith, Brian Foster, Bryan Hardin, Carl MacDonald, Christopher Junkin, Christopher Tron, Corliss Ng, David Dottelonde, Davide Maggio, Deborah Campbell, Douglass Alligood, Edward Yung, Elena Bresciani, Elnaz Rafati, Ema Bakalova, Filip Milovanovic, Francesca Portesine, Gabriel Hernandez Solano, Gabriel Jewell-Vitale, Gaurav Janey, Hector Garcia, Jan Leenknegt, Janice Rim, Jennifer Kimura, John Kim, Jonas Swienty Andresen, Josiah Poland, Julie Kaufman, Kurt Nieminen, Lauren Turner, Lorenz Krisai, Lucio Santos, Marcella Martinez, Matthew Dlugosz, Megan Ng, Melissa Bauld, Mike Evola, Otilia Pupezeanu, Paula Domka, Peter Lee, Phillip MacDougall, Ryan Yang, Sebastian Grogaard, Simon Scheller, Spencer Hayden, Stephanie Choi, Taylor Fulton, Terrence Chew, Terry Lallak, Thomas Christoffersen, Thomas Smith, Tianqi Zhang, Tran Le, Ute Rinnebach, Valentina Mele, Valerie Derome-Masse, Xinyu Wang, Yaziel Juarbe, Yoanna Shivarova, Zach Walters, Zhifei Xu
Dialog (Architect), Integral Group, PFS Studio, Buro Happold, Glotman Simpson, James KM Cheng Architects, LMDG, Nemetz & Associates, HLB Lighting Design, BVDA Façade Engineering, Morrison Hershfield, ICON Pacific
Andrew Latreille, Lech Dolecki, Trevor Martin