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12 architecturally interesting developments coming to Vancouver

Vancouver House, Westbank’s 52-storey luxury residential tower, designed by Danish architect Bjarke Ingels of the firm BIG, is largely finished at the north end of Granville Bridge. The first phase of residential occupancy is complete.

Aside from this high-profile building, numerous other architecturally interesting developments are proposed or coming to Vancouver.  This isn’t an exhaustive look at upcoming projects but provides a peek at some of the buildings that will help shape the look and feel of the city in the future.

THE BUTTERFLY

Type: 57-storey, 331-unit luxury condo tower (556 feet).

Location: 969 Burrard St.

The building: It’s being built behind First Baptist Church. The sculpted facade features high-performance curved double glazing with high-quality insulated precast white panels. The building includes “sky gardens” in open-air breezeways on each level, and tree planters on every third floor.

Status: City council approved the tower in July of 2017. Construction started in December 2018 with an anticipated completion date of 2023.

Developer/Architect: Westbank is the developer. Venelin Kokalov, the design principal of Revery Architecture (formerly Bing Thom Architects), is the lead on The Butterfly. It’s one of the last projects Bing Thom of Bing Thom Architects was involved in before he died in 2016. Kokalov worked closely with Thom for 16 years.

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