Vancouver Pair

Location
Vancouver

Status
Designed 2010

Client
Concord Pacific

Type
Residential

Size
1,430,000 sf

Sustainability
Targeted LEED Silver

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The Vancouver Pair work together and with the fabric of the city’s downtown to achieve what many high-rise projects lack: an active and exciting public space at ground level. 

Transforming from concave at the base to convex at the top, the towers encompass a public plaza that connects pedestrians with the adjacent waterfront park. The towers’ twisting, bodily forms take on the sculptural qualities of early First Nations’ canoes as well as sea-smoothed driftwood, an abundant resource produced by this region's unique proximity of wooded mountains and sea.

The towers are carefully oriented to maximize light and views for residents, in addition to other sustainable features at the core of the design. Green roof gardens offer environmental benefits as well as providing residents with a uniquely topographical experience at the water’s edge in the heart of the city.

Water, solar, geothermal, and ventilation strategies reduce the buildings’ energy footprint.

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