Awarded Future Project of the Year at the World Architecture Awards in 2015 for its innovation and beauty, Vancouver House has attracted attention from around the world. The Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) designed project includes both high-rise and low rise structures, with the tower rising 59-storeys. The residential tower is uniquely situated with views to both the water and the mountains, granting visual access to the breadth of Vancouver's natural surroundings.
With a triangular site restricted by setback requirements from the bridge ramps, the team at BIG worked with limited buildable land in the design of the Vancouver house development. The solution to the difficult conditions results in an entirely new, unique set of buildings. The residential building’s undulating profile seems to twist upwards from its triangular base, gradually growing into a rectangular geometry.
Standing as one of the tallest buildings along the city’s skyline at 151 meters, Vancouver House includes 375 residential homes, 106 rental homes, as well as new retail, workspace and amenity space. The nine-story podium of the tower is a mixed-use urban village. These three triangular complexes are composed of intimately-scaled spaces for working, shopping, and leisure.
BIG creates two additional buildings for workspace and retail that have equally been designed in response to the Vancouver house site. Shaped to fit the sites between bridge’s off-ramps, the buildings complement the tower and connect by way of rooftop terraces to the street bridge’s pedestrian walkways.