BIG’s Twisted Vancouver Tower Named Future Project of the Year 2015

by staff
dezeen, Nov 6, 2015

Image: BIG's proposal for a 150-metre-high twisted skyscraper in Vancouver has won the title Future Project of the Year 2015 at the World Architecture Festival. Courtesy of BIG, dezeen

(Image: BIG’s proposal for a 150-metre-high twisted skyscraper in Vancouver has won the title Future Project of the Year 2015 at the World Architecture Festival. Courtesy of BIG, dezeen)

Bjarke Ingels’ firm contorted the form of its 49-storey Vancouver House, creating a 30-metre setback from the adjacent motorway flyover that prevents any windows or balconies from overlooking it.

Nine floors at the base of the tower will accommodate offices, shops and restaurants, which will spill out onto a series of public plazas that stretch underneath the elevated highway.

The judges selected the project because it “mitigates the destructive impact of the highway flyover on infrastructure and urban form, and generates an exemplar new urban typology.” Read more…

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