This new development in Vancouver’s downtown involves the historic restoration and expansion of one of Vancouver’s oldest churches, together with the integration of a 550’ luxury residential tower. The lower levels of the tower and its podium are closely integrated into the historic church, with expanded community program space, and a building containing affordable rental housing.
The entire complex is designed to extend and integrate into the rich landscape of Vancouver’s West End. The tower reconsiders the typical Vancouver condo building form by introducing shared outdoor garden space on each level. This becomes a social space where more intimate groupings of residents can gather. This outdoor space also reduces the tower’s energy requirements by over 12% by encouraging natural ventilation and reducing conditioned space. The unique form of the tower will provide Vancouver with a vibrant new landmark that marks the highpoint of the downtown peninsula and this historic gateway into the West End.