The above is a render (one on the right) of an amazing new building coming to the corner of Howe & Beach, next to the Granville Street bridge. Not much is known about this development at this time, however, the pages at SSP.com have been going crazy over this information. What we do know is that the project developer will be Westbank (See their latest at Main & Keefer) and its designed by Copenhagen’s Bjarke Ingels Group or BIG. BIG has plans for towers in Toronto and Montreal and the one above is their Vancouver proposal.
Vancouver isn’t accustomed to seeing architecture this daring. That is usually left to cities such as Beijing, Chicago, Shanghai, New York, HK etc… When built, not if, when, this will be a great addition to the skyline. It will be at prominent location at the southern edge of the Granville Strip. This is part of the Granville Loops redesign, which will be anchored by two large, gateway, towers. Thus, you can eliminate the loops in the above picture and see what the tower will look like, with the new street grid.
More on this as it develops…
Source (image and information): Phesto at SSP.com