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Vancouver House

Location
Vancouver, BC
Commencement
2014
Completion
2019
Project Size
600,000 sf
Architects
Bjarke Ingels Group
DIALOG
James KM Cheng Architect
Landscape Architects
Phillips Farevaag
Smallenberg
Public Art
Rodney Graham
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Joining the skyline as the fourth tallest building in Vancouver, Vancouver House, currently one of the world’s most talked about real estate projects, includes both high and low-rise structures.

A slender base forms the nine-storey podium, ultimately widening into the 515-foot residential tower as it rises to meet the sky.

Vancouver, for all its success as a well-planned city, has often been accused of having a lack of visual interest on its skyline. On the other hand, changes to the skyline could also be damaging if attempted on the wrong site, or by development teams without the experience or talent to do it well. The design of any building should be a function of the particular constraints and characteristics of each site and in the case of Vancouver House, the solution that BIG arrived at is very much a direct response its site.

The net result is a unique building typology that will certainly create a more interesting skyline and be the most advanced form of real estate.