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Old July 2nd, 2015, 12:50 AM   #1
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VANCOUVER | 1500 West Georgia St. | 152m | 500ft | 51 fl | Pro

51-storey iconic Jenga tower proposed for downtown Vancouver



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A German starchitect based in Beijing and Hong Kong is proposing to build a landmark residential tower on the northern fringes of downtown Vancouver’s West End neighbourhood.

Ole Scheeren’s Jenga-like design with rectangular blocks that protrude out of the upper levels is slated for 1500 West Georgia Street, sharing the site of the Rhone and Iredale-designed triangular office building which will remain. The development would be built on the eastern end of the city block on the corner of the intersection of West Georgia and Nicola streets.

Several other Vancouver developments have been designed with protruding boxes, including Telus Garden, but none have boxes that jut out to the same extent as this new proposal.

With its iconic design and height of 152 metres (500 feet), if approved it would effectively provide a distinctive new ‘entrance’ into Vancouver from Stanley Park and the North Shore.

“The tower opens up to embrace both city and nature in a three-dimensional sculpture, projecting the space of living outwards into the site’s surroundings, responding to the multi-directional context,” reads the architect’s description of his design. “The resulting multiple terraces generated from these horizontal shifts create both physical and emotional connectivity between the indoor and outdoor environment.”

“The design of the building presents a carefully crafted distinctive silhouette that reaches out to engage the space of the city and stands as a new beacon that activates the skyline.”

1500 West Georgia is local developer Bosa Properties’ most architecturally ambitious project to date. In addition to the unique aesthetic design elements, the 51-storey building will aim for a LEED Platinum certification with green features that include solar panels on the roof to generate power for the building’s lower commercial levels and public amenities.

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Interesting.
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Rezoning application has been filed
http://rezoning.vancouver.ca/applica...rgia/index.htm

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Nice development, Amsterdam City council actually looks to Vancouver for inspiration on Highrise development.

Is there any news on when ground breaking starts?
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Old October 9th, 2016, 09:13 PM   #5
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Nice development, Amsterdam City council actually looks to Vancouver for inspiration on Highrise development.

Is there any news on when ground breaking starts?
It really should be the other way around
Most of Vancouver's highrise developments are lame, and most often bland in design.

A rezoning application has just been submitted to the city and an open house was held a week ago. If all goes well, I'd say this could break ground in late 2017 or early 2018.
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Old October 9th, 2016, 09:22 PM   #6
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without all those stick out boxes, this tower will be just another bland looking midrise. But something different is better than nothing different.

Btw, I counted there is only 42 fl on the rendering.
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Old October 9th, 2016, 09:43 PM   #7
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without all those stick out boxes, this tower will be just another bland looking midrise. But something different is better than nothing different.

Btw, I counted there is only 42 fl on the rendering.
For sure.
And for the floor count, aren't you a mod?
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don't mind the exact fl count, I'll be happy if it'll be 500 ft tall as it claims.
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@Victoria123:

Thanks, good to know.
While most highrises are lame in design, Amsterdam hardly has any. The city council probably looks to Vancouver because of it's similarity in size and number of inhabitants.
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The height is dumbed down to 134m, 42 floors.

Renderings : http://rezoning.vancouver.ca/applica...ering-2017.pdf

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Old March 15th, 2017, 09:17 PM   #11
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Frances Bula's twitter posted March 8th:
The current version of the Ole Scheeren tower proposed for West Georgia
https://twitter.com/fabulavancouver/...863425/photo/1
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