Reason to Love Vancouver #7: We’re Finally Getting a Skyline
These three developments will redefine our urban landscape.
November 21, 2017
Development is nothing new in this town, but the plethora of architectural statement pieces slated for construction right now is going to redefine the urban landscape.
Architect: IBI Group
The design: The giant “urban resort” houses a casino, eight restaurants, two luxury hotels and 60,000 square feet of meeting space—but from the outside, all we see is glittering copper siding.
Architect: Bjarke Ingels Group
Expected completion: 2018
The design: The twisting glass residential tower rises out of a modern, angular green-roofed living complex. Ingels describes it as “gesamtkunstwerk”: a total work of art.
Architect: Kengo Kuma Architects and Associates
Expected completion: 2020
The design: A curving 43-storey glass-and-wood tower propped up by intersecting domes.