Projected to be an iconic, welcoming gateway to the city, Vancouver House is destined for the corner of Howe Street and Beach Avenue at the entrance of desirable downtown Vancouver. The 53 storey, 650,000 SF, mixed-use development will consist of an exciting blend of retail, office, residential, rental and childcare facility space with a large communal use area for the public to enjoy.
This twisting tower starts off within a limited triangular footprint; as it ascends, it gently cantilevers. The design allows for the tower to reclaim efficiency as it twists from the triangular shape into the optimum rectangular shape, increasing its floor space for living at its top. The glass tower’s unique glass facade mimics a beehive’s honey comb, making it look visually remarkable.
Vancouver House’s 10 storey podium will be a mixed-use complex and will consist of retail and market rental units. Adjacent to it, will be a cluster of six storey retail and office buildings, injecting the unused spaces between the Granville Street Bridge ramps with 80,000 SF of new retail space with 600 parking spaces and 723 bike stalls.
The project aims to revive the lifeless area under the bridge with a public use component with capacity for 2,800 people with plans for an outdoor gallery installation.
Images: © BIG