Most Vancouverites are quick to jump at the lack of architectural diversity in some of Vancouver’s buildings. For the most part they are correct. However, lately a lot of proposals are coming through that breakthrough from the mundane and get a little daring. The most notable proposal is BIG’s residential tower (see renderings here). The MNP Tower (formerly 1021 W. Hastings) is another stellar building that is currently under construction in the city’s financial district. Nestled between The Marine Building and Guinness Tower, is the city’s finest office building proposal.
At first I was afraid that it would overshadow the famous Marine Building. However, after looking at the renders the building actually frames the iconic Marine Building well and thus does not take anything away from it. Some may argue it enhances it.
For more details on this office project check our previous post here.
All images via MCM Partnership Architects