Fifteen Fifteen by Bosa Properties at 1515 Alberni – Downtown Vancouver
– “The building may refer to Jenga Building” by Büro Ole Scheeren
The design by architect Ole Scheeren for a landmark residential tower at 1500 West Georgia St. in prestige Coal Harbour downtown Vancouver. The building features horizontal elements jutting out. The development is by partners Bosa Properties and Kingswood Properties. Handout: Buro Ole Scheeren
The design of 1500 West Georgia exemplifies our ambition to reconnect architecture with the natural and civic environment and opens the inert shaft of the tower to embrace both city and nature in a three-dimensional sculpture. Our proposed design presents a future vision for vertical living that reaches out to engage the space of the city at this meaningful gateway site.
Located on West Georgia Street, the tower stands at the entrance to Downtown Vancouver from the North Shore and Stanley Park and forms an urban pivot at the junction where the city’s grid splices and begins to expand.
A system of vertically shifted apartment modules enables dynamic yet rational layouts for residences while the rotation of modular elements extends living spaces to introduce the concept of horizontal living in a slender high-rise. The resulting multiple terraces offer connectivity between the indoor and outdoor environment. The vertical offset of the apartment modules minimizes the footprint of the tower and liberates the ground to provide an open plaza for the public realm. Further consideration has been given to develop the interfaces between the tower and how it meets the ground and plaza.
The plaza, inclusive of the water basin and waterfall, will be completely rebuilt in order to accommodate the new residential building, an improved and increased underground parking, and building services. The plaza will capture the spirit and framework of the heritage plaza in from and scale but will have a clear and distinct contemporary design overlay to express it as a new destination with new uses.
- 4,020 m2 lot bounded by West Georgia Street, Nicola Street, Alberni Street, and Cardero
- Gross Floor Area: approximately 25,716 m2 (276,800 sq.ft.)
- 40 residential floors (including 2 ground levels); 6 basement floors
- Residences – 195 Units
- 340 Parking Stalls – spread over 7 levels
- Plan to achieve LEED Platinum
- Architect Buro Ole Scheeren
- Develope by Bosa Properties and Kingswood Properties
Floor Plans: Upon Request
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