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The Butterfly

Vancouver, BC
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This proposed new development in the heart of downtown Vancouver involves the heritage restoration and expansion of one of the City’s most historic churches, together with the integration of a 556′ luxury residential tower. The podium levels and galleria are closely integrated with the heritage church, providing expanded community program spaces, daycare, offices and affordable rental housing. The entire complex is envisioned to extend and integrate into the rich landscape of Vancouver’s vibrant West End neighborhood.

The market tower reconsiders the high-rise typology by introducing shared outdoor garden spaces on each level that allow social spaces for neighborly interaction and intimate groupings of residents. These outdoor breezeways also contribute to significant energy reductions by encouraging natural ventilation and reducing the tower’s reliance on conditioned circulation spaces and artificial lighting. The unique form of the tower will provide Vancouver with an bold new iconic landmark that highlights the highpoint of the downtown peninsula and the historic gateway into the West End.

 

Facts

  • Client:Westbank
  • Type:Residential
  • Size:478,000 sq ft Market Condo
  •  :46,000 sq ft Social Housing
  •  :(2/3 Affordable Rental + 1/3 Market Rental)
  •  :80,000 sq ft Church, Social Programs + Community Uses
  •  :1,000 sq ft Commercial Retail Use

The Butterfly

Vancouver, BC

This proposed new development in the heart of downtown Vancouver involves the heritage restoration and expansion of one of the City’s most historic churches, together with the integration of a 556′ luxury residential tower. The podium levels and galleria are closely integrated with the heritage church, providing expanded community program spaces, daycare, offices and affordable rental housing. The entire complex is envisioned to extend and integrate into the rich landscape of Vancouver’s vibrant West End neighborhood.

The market tower reconsiders the high-rise typology by introducing shared outdoor garden spaces on each level that allow social spaces for neighborly interaction and intimate groupings of residents. These outdoor breezeways also contribute to significant energy reductions by encouraging natural ventilation and reducing the tower’s reliance on conditioned circulation spaces and artificial lighting. The unique form of the tower will provide Vancouver with an bold new iconic landmark that highlights the highpoint of the downtown peninsula and the historic gateway into the West End.

 

Facts

  • ClientWestbank
  • TypeResidential
  • Size478,000 sq ft Market Condo
  •  46,000 sq ft Social Housing
  •  (2/3 Affordable Rental + 1/3 Market Rental)
  •  80,000 sq ft Church, Social Programs + Community Uses
  •  1,000 sq ft Commercial Retail Use