German architect Ole Scheeren wants to add some drama to Vancouver’s skyline by designing a tower that Global News describes as a “Jenga-style skyscraper.”
The scheme involves 48 stories with multiple volumes of rectangles protruding out of several floors toward different directions of the city—a design that falls perfectly into a trend that architecture and design web magazine Dezeen noted last month after BIG unveiled its design for Two World Trade Center.
“I wanted to conceive of a tower that would address the city, open up to the city, and really engage the space of the city,” Scheeren told Global News. “Instead of siloing people in these extrusions, I basically took portions of the tower and folded them open horizontally, project them out into the space of the city and towards the landscape and with that find a very different way of engaging space.”
Scheeren, who’s practice Buro Ole Scheeren is based in Beijing and Hong Kong, was selected by developers Bosa Properties and Kingswood Properties. The two companies purchased the 1500 block on West Georgia Street, where the building is planned to erect.