Some of the wildest buildings possibly coming to Vancouver

The Quantum Park development will include a total floor area of ​​1.8 million square meters, 3,000 homes and towers between 15 and 25 storeys high.

Whether one is still awaiting the approval of the City of Vancouver for various zoning requests or is still just an idea, the city’s skyline looks a lot more futuristic thanks to these ambitious designs.

1515 Alberni Street

With residents able to move into 2023, Fifteen Fifteen will stand 42 floors high in Coal Harbor. Its unique block-shaped design was invented by the international architectural firm Büro Ole Scheeren. The tower contains a total of 202 units from $ 900,000.

1515 Alberni Street
The 42-story tower contains a total of 202 units from $ 900,000. REW.ca

1684 Alberni Street

The dramatic 39-story residential tower is currently in its pre-construction phase after requesting approval for redevelopment from the City of Vancouver. The woven design is the sculptural expression of an exoskeleton that creates two-story balconies that also act as awnings.

The Alberni Street side of the building will be fronted by a reflective pool, and a pedestrian bridge will span the pool to connect pedestrians with the building’s main entrance. The building will also include a large multi-room and spa. On the street side of the building there will be an outdoor dining area with kitchen, barbecue, children’s playground, a social area as well as benches and patio seating for the use of the residents.

1684 Alberti
The woven design is the sculptural expression of an exoskeleton that creates two-story balconies. REW.ca

1728 Alberni Gade

The two towers seen in reproductions by architectural designers at Heatherwick Studio have a very recognizable feature; each narrows as it goes up and squeezes close to the fifth floor. A five-story podium would connect two towers, with the eastern tower reaching 30 storeys and the western tower beating it by 34 storeys. Each of them would be over 100 feet high.

According to a zoning application for the properties in 1728 Alberni St. and 735 Bidwell St., the development will result in 401 new housing units, including 160 one-bedroom units, 199 two-bedroom spots and 12 studios. Commercial units will be at street level with multiple levels of underground parking. A 24-room day care center is also included in the design.

The towers are currently in their pre-construction phase after applying for redevelopment with the City of Vancouver.

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A rendering of the two adjacent towers. Heatherwick Studio / IBI Group

Plaza of Nations 772 Pacific Boulevard

The City of Vancouver approved the Canadian Metropolitan Properties Corp.’s proposal to convert and develop the 10.28-acre site into a mixed-use development based on the Northeast False Creek Plan. The site is set to have up to 30 floors and include space for commercial use, residential as well as social housing and other civic facilities.

772 Pacific Boulevard
The site is set to have up to 30 floors and includes space for commercial use, residential as well as social housing and other civic facilities. REW.ca

Quantum Park 1550 Burrard Street

Instead of the historic Molson Coors Brewery, the absolutely massive Quantum Park is proposed. In total, the park will boast a total floor area of ​​1.8 million square feet, which will include 300,000 square feet of office space, retail, restaurant and exhibit space on the ground floor and 3,000 homes in towers between 15 and 25 years old. floors high.

The towers are connected by a multi-storey podium and a multi-storey sky bridge. The conversion got its name from its two large glass-covered atria, which are inspired by the shape of wormholes in quantum theory according to the project’s website.

The atria also have green walls, and the funnel-shaped glass roofs provide the natural ability to collect rainwater for recycling in landscape irrigation. Also included in the plan are three acres of green roofs, making it the largest green roof on an office complex in western Canada.

This proposal is currently in its pre-application phase; no formal application has been submitted to the City of Vancouver.

1550 Burrard Street
In total, Quantum Park boasts a total floor space of 1.8 million square feet, which will include 300,000 square feet of office space, retail, restaurant and showroom. REW.ca

1063-1069 & 1075 Barclay Street

This 47-storey tower includes approximately 79 social housing units and approximately 295 market apartments. A proposal submitted to the City of Vancouver includes a new public space, beautification of runways and outdoor landscaping to create a park-like environment.

The application has not yet been approved and is currently being reviewed by City of Vancouver staff. More information can be found on the City of Vancouver project website.

1075 Barclay Street
The tower includes approximately 79 public housing units and approximately 295 market owner-occupied apartments. REW.ca

The Post 349 West Georgia Street

The Post is one of Canada’s largest cultural heritage revitalization projects ever completed, restoring and adding two towers to the Canada Post building in the Downtown Core of Vancouver.

The Mussen Cattell Mackey Partnership has applied to the City of Vancouver for permission to retain the podium structure, and the city approved the application on June 30 this year.

Located on an entire block bounded by West Georgia Street, Homer Street, Dunsmuir Street and Hamilton Street, the total project size includes 1,050,000 m² of office space and 175,000 m² of retail space and parking.

349 W Georgia St
The Post is located on an entire block bounded by West Georgia Street, Homer Street, Dunsmuir Street and Hamilton Street. Must Cattell Mackey Partnership

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