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Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Beach and Howe Twisting Residential Tower in Vancouver / BIG

This Beach & Howe Tower proposal was designed by Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG). According to Vancity Buzz, the project  would be part of the rezoning strategy for the site, adopted by the city of Vancouver.
“The proposal is for a mixed-use development. On the Howe Street side, there will be a 49-storyresidential tower with a 9-storey podium which includes market rental housing, commercial uses, and a childcare facility. The building height is at 150 meters and will be the tallest building on the southern end of downtown and the 4th tallest building in the city, unless the Ritz Carlton site gets developed before this, in which case it would be the 5th tallest.
On the Granville Street and Pacific Street side, is a 6-storey building providing retail (including a grocery store, drugstore and liquor store) and office space.
The project area is 653,046 sq. ft.
– 424,800.9 sq. ft. strata residential
– 68,245.4 sq. ft. rental residential
– 67,814.9 sq. ft. retail
– 63,885.9 sq. ft. office space, and
– 6,996.8 sq. ft. childcare
The building will contain a total of 600 residential units including 180 market rental units, 713 parking spaces, 8 loading bays and 270 bike spaces.”

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