Reason to Love Vancouver #7: We’re Finally Getting a Skyline

These three developments will redefine our urban landscape.

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.

Parq Vancouver

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.

Vancouver House

Architect: Bjarke Ingels GroupExpected 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.

1550 Alberni

Architect: Kengo Kuma Architects and AssociatesExpected completion: 2020

The design: A curving 43-storey glass-and-wood tower propped up by intersecting domes.

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