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Landmark 'green lamp' office tower could change the face of downtown Vancouver

Landmark ‘green lamp’ office tower could change the face of downtown Vancouver

12/06/17

If this office tower proposal for downtown Vancouver is approved, it will likely set a new benchmark for skyscrapers in the city. Local real estate developer and architectural firm Westbank has partnered with Merrick Architecture for its rezoning application to the City of Vancouver to redevelop the Budget Car & Rental site at 400 West Georgia […]

Vancouver releases plans for new 11-acre Northeast False Creek park

Vancouver releases plans for new 11-acre Northeast False Creek park

12/06/17

The City of Vancouver has released its conceptual plans for the redevelopment of Northeast False Creek, which entails the controversial demolition of the Georgia and Dunsmuir viaducts and the construction of an 11-acre extension of Creekside Park. The new park designed by James Corner, the internationally renowned landscape architectural whose firm is behind New York City’s […]

Shigeru Ban-designed residential structure poised to become world’s tallest hybrid timber building

Shigeru Ban-designed residential structure poised to become world’s tallest hybrid timber building

12/06/17

The wood, concrete, and glass building will rise approximately 233 feet when finished. PortLiving, a Vancouver-based developer, recently revealed the design of what will become the world’s tallest hybrid timber building. Designed by Shigeru Ban Architects, Terrace House will rise 19 stories and 233 feet above Vancouver’s Coal Harbour neighborhood. According to the Vancouver Sun, […]

Vancouver to get unique 'soft skyscraper' in West Georgia corridor

Vancouver to get unique ‘soft skyscraper’ in West Georgia corridor

07/02/17

Vancouver’s skyline is about to get a unique addition: a ‘soft skyscraper’, clad with shingled panels to create soft, blurred reflections expected to make the building look ephemeral. The 43-storey tower at 1550 Alberni is designed by Japanese architect Kengo Kuma. Kuma described his tower’s shape as organic and unique. On the north and south sides, […]

New 30-storey office tower could replace rickety parkade near Waterfront Station

New 30-storey office tower could replace rickety parkade near Waterfront Station

07/02/17

There are new signs of life for an office tower project first proposed nearly five years ago across the street from Waterfront Station in downtown Vancouver. A rezoning application to build an office tower at 320 Granville Street, the southeast corner of Granville and Cordova streets where a rickety-looking Go Park parkade structure is located, […]

20 condo towers planned for new 48-acre Southgate neighbourhood at Edmonds Station

20 condo towers planned for new 48-acre Southgate neighbourhood at Edmonds Station

07/02/17

Much of Metro Vancouver’s building boom is not happening within the boundaries of the city of Vancouver, but rather in neighbouring Burnaby. Nowhere is this more evident than with the new ‘Southgate City’ neighbourhood in South Burnaby. Plans are moving forward to redevelop a massive 51-acre warehouse site, framed by 11th and 14th avenues and 15th and […]

Vancouver city planners recommend new Chinatown condos of up to 14 storeys

Vancouver city planners recommend new Chinatown condos of up to 14 storeys

07/02/17

More tall buildings are coming to Chinatown in Vancouver. City planners are recommending heights of up to 14 storeys for new condo developments in the historic neighbourhood. According to a discussion guide prepared by staff, this measure will “clarify achievable floor area” and “maximum number of floors”. Most of the buildings in Chinatown are two […]

Gordon Clark: Construction activity great news for B.C.

Gordon Clark: Construction activity great news for B.C.

30/01/17

The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. released its December and 2016 year-end numbers for housing starts this week, noting a downward trend last month using its “six-month moving average of the monthly seasonally adjusted annual rates of housing starts.” The CMHC uses the moving average to remove some of the significant ups and down in […]

Vancouver airport reveals $5.6 billion expansion plan

Vancouver airport reveals $5.6 billion expansion plan

30/01/17

The Vancouver Airport Authority (VAA) has revealed a 20-year, $5.6-billion plan to upgrade its Vancouver International Airport (YVR). Its wide-ranging plan forecasts 75 major projects with much of the money going toward a set of extensions to five arms that branch off the main terminal. No government funding is anticipated for the expansions, said VAA […]

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