Kengo Kuma proposes ‘carved tower’ for downtown Vancouver

The 40-story residential tower, to be built in downtown Vancouver’s West End neighborhood, will have 188 residential units, "with many units within the carved deductions possessing substantially sized patios," according to Vancity Buzz.

September 16, 2015 |
Kengo Kuma proposes ‘carved tower’ for downtown Vancouver

The shapely tower is planned for a site in downtown Vancouver's West End. A moss garden at it's base will be a public amenity. Renderings courtesy Kengo Kuma/Westbank Projects Corporation

Architects continue to find ways to make a city skyline different from any other. One example is this “carved” tower, designed by Kengo Kuma and backed by developer Westbank Projects Corporation.

According to Vancity Buzz, the 40-story residential tower, to be built in downtown Vancouver’s West End neighborhood, will have 188 residential units, “with many units within the carved deductions possessing substantially sized patios.”

Interior materials will be dominated by the use of timber and bamboo. The exact height of the tower is yet to be specified.

The tower’s foot will host retail space and a restaurant. A ground-level Japanese moss garden with water and natural features along a cascading plateau will welcome both residents and the public as an amenity.

The cost and projected date of completion is still pending. A rezoning application for the tower will be submitted this fall.

Another building the Japanese architect has designed in North America is Rolex’s new office tower in Dallas.

Read the full report at Vancity Buzz.

 

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