British architecture and design firm Heatherwick Studio has unveiled visuals of a pair of residential skyscrapers planned for Vancouver, Canada. The high-rise buildings will be located on Alberni Street in Vancouver's West End neighbourhood.
Renderings show two irregular-shaped towers studded with angled balconies that form a bottleneck towards the base and then open up to a shared podium. "The concept aims to bring a new level of global design excellence to Vancouver, featuring two curvaceous, light-filled towers and a publicly-accessible ground level plaza for community engagement," said Heatherwick Studio.
Renderings show balconies, terraces and niches spilling over with plants. Heatherwick Studio has recently focused on biophilic design, with projects including a Maggie's Centre in the UK and a skyscraper in Singapore with plant-filled balconies.
根据提交给温哥华市的规划文件，该住宅开发项目计划包括东面的30层塔楼和西面的34层塔楼，位于一个5层的裙楼之上。该项目预计将包括401套住宅、一个托儿所和足够的停车位，可停放500多辆自行车。该项目高105米和117米，是该事务所在加拿大的第一个高层项目。Alberni街项目由一对开发商Bosa Properties和Kingswood Properties负责。
According to planning documents submitted to the City of Vancouver, plans for the residential development comprise a 30-storey tower to the east and a 34-storey tower to the west, sitting over a five-storey podium. The proposal estimates the project will include 401 homes, a childcare facility and enough parking space for over 500 bicycles. At 105 and 117 metres tall, the project represents the first high-rise project in Canada for the practice. The Alberni Street project is being undertaken for a pair of developers, Bosa Properties and Kingswood Properties.
Project: 1700 Alberni
Design Architect: Heatherwick Studio
Location: Vancouver, Canada
Client: Bosa Properties And Kingswood Properties
Architect Of Record: Ibi Group
Landscape Architect: P+A
Structural Engineer: Glotman Simpson
Mechanical Engineer: Integral Group
Electrical Engineer: Integral Group
Sustainability: Integral Group
Civil: r.f. Binnie & Associates Ltd.