Ole Scheeren’s Vancouver Skyscraper Will Offer a “New Typology for Vertical Living”

By staff
Dezeen, June 12, 2015

The design by architect Ole Scheeren for a landmark residential tower at 1500 West Georgia St. in downtown Vancouver features horizontal elements jutting out. The development is by partners Bosa Properties and Kingswood Properties. Courtesy of Buro Ole Scheeren

(Image: The design by architect Ole Scheeren for a landmark residential tower at 1500 West Georgia St. in downtown Vancouver features horizontal elements jutting out. The development is by partners Bosa Properties and Kingswood Properties. Courtesy of Buro Ole Scheeren)

Architect Ole Scheeren has unveiled his first solo project outside of Asia – a Vancouver skyscraper that will feature a series of offset apartments protruding from the facade in a cluster of irregularly stacked glass boxes (+ slideshow).

Proposed for 1500 West Georgia Street in one of Canada’s most densely populated cities, the skyscraper is described by Bruo Ole Scheeren as a “new typology for vertical living in Vancouver”.

Its form, with multiple cuboid projections piled on top of each other, reflects the irregular arrangement of the living spaces inside, making the project the latest in a series that use this stacked-box approach.

Earlier this week Danish firm BIG unveiled its stacked design for its World Trade Centre Tower, and other examples include SANAA’s New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York, which was completed in 2007. Read more…

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