Vancouver, BC, Canada
Awards: 2010 Best in Show Award, Urban Development Institute + 2010 Best High-Rise Residential Award, Urban Development Institute
This 17-storey residential tower, part of a large comprehensively planned urban residential development in Vancouver, occupies a prominent site on a waterfront promenade. The tower spirals gently as it ascends providing a dynamic presence as the glass skin reflects the soft light of the Pacific Northwest.
The form of the tower is reinforced by the arc of townhouses at its base, defining the edge of the project at the waterfront walkway. All the rooftops of townhouses and tower except for the mechanical penthouse are landscaped to provide park-like views from the tower and neighbouring buildings.
The tower floor plate consists of three units all having full waterfront views and large exterior balconies and extensive glazed areas. Each unit has direct elevator access with a fourth elevator dedicated for servicing and firefighting. The floors of the tower rotate slightly as it ascends creating building articulation while keeping the floor plate unchanged. Waterfront townhouses have direct access from garages situated under the units.
Architects: Nick Milkovich Architects Inc. with Arthur Erickson
Associate Architect: RCNA
Size: 140,000 sq ft