Jameson House is a stunning example of vibrant living designed by the architectural firm of Norman Foster. This is Norman Foster’s first residential tower project in North American, and it is meant to redefine luxury and style in residential tower construction. Only the finest finishing from Germany, United Kingdom and USA have been used in Jameson House construction. This 37-level building has a concrete construction with concrete exterior finishing and full rain screen contains a total of 138 units in development and in strata.Jameson House was built by Bosa, one of Canada’s most respected development companies in 2011.
Architect – Norman Foster
Norman Foster is one of the worlds most prolific architects of his generation, the greatest architect of our times. In 1999 he was awarded the Pritzker Architecture Prize, often referred to as the Nobel Prize of architecture. In 2009 Foster was awarded the Prince of Asturias Award in the Arts category. In 1994 he received the AIA Gold Medal. Norman Foster who has been creating extraordinary landmarks around the world, has built a global empire that changed the vocabulary of Contemporary architecture.
Vancouver House at 1480 Howe Street next to the Granville Street Bridge in downtown Vancouver, calls for 388 residential units occupying the 59-story tower. The tower is situated on a nine-story podium base offering market-rental housing with a mix of commercial and retail space.
A 30-meter setback from the Granville bridge ensures that no residents will have windows and balconies in the middle of heavy traffic as well as concerns for sunlight to an adjacent park which limits how far south the building can be constructed.
The tower’s podium is a mixed-use urban village composed of intimately-scaled spaces for working, shopping, and leisure which face onto public plazas and pathways.
The additional public space adds to the existing streets, giving the neighborhood a variety of open and covered outdoor spaces of various scales which transform the site under the Granville Bridge into a dynamic and iconic mixed-use neighborhood hub.
Architect – Bjarke Ingels
Bjarke Ingels started the Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) in Copenhagen in 2005 after working at Rem Koolhaas’ firm OMA in Rotterdam. Recent acclaimed projects include the West 57 housing development in New York and the Danish Pavilion at the Shanghai World’s Fair. He was named The Wall Street Journal’s “Innovator of the Year” and is described as “rapidly becoming one of the design world’s rising stars”.
1500 West Georgia
The building proposed for 1500 West Georgia Street ,will include 48 floors of residential space housing 235 apartments, above two floors of mixed-use space at ground level.Six basement levels will house parking space, bringing the total size of the building to 30,200 square metres。It is designed to act as a beacon for the entrance to Vancouver’s centre from the North Shore and Stanley Park, at the point where the city’s urban grid begins to widen out.
Architect – Ole Scheeren
As former Partner and Director of Rem Koolhaas’ Office for Metropolitan Architecture in Beijing and Hong Kong, Scheeren directed the office’s work across Asia. As partner-in-charge of OMA’s largest project to date he successfully led the realization of the China Central Television Station CCTV and the Television Cultural Centre (TVCC) in Beijing. Scheeren’s other projects include MahaNakhon, a 314-meter mixed-use tower in the city of Bangkok by Pace Development. He directed OMA’s work for Prada and completed the Prada Epicenters in New York (2001) and Los Angeles (2004). He also led numerous other projects including the Beijing Books Building, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Leeum Cultural Center in Seoul, and a masterplan for Penang Island, Malaysia.
The Trump International Hotel Tower
The Trump International Hotel and Tower Vancouver is under construction in Downtown Vancouver. The controversial 63-storey, 188-metre-high (617 ft), mixed-use tower will be located at 1151 West Georgia Street, and is scheduled to be completed in 2016. Trump Vancouver will be the second tallest building in the city .The tower will be triangular in shape, twisting gradually with height up to 45 degrees from bottom to top. The building is described as having a ‘hyperbolic paraboloid’ form; the design is similar to the Absolute Tower in Mississauga and Turning Torso in Malmö, Sweden. The developer, Holborn Group, is aiming for LEED Silver certification for the building. The 9 level derelict building formerly occupying the site was demolished
Architect – Arthur Erickson
Erickson’s buildings are often modernist concrete structures designed to respond to the natural conditions of their locations, especially climate. Many buildings, such as the Museum of Anthropology in Vancouver, are inspired by the post and beam architecture of the Coastal First Nations. Additionally, Erickson is also known for numerous futuristic designs such as the Fresno City Hall and the Biological Sciences Building at the University of California, Irvine. The personal selection of Arthur Erickson as the architect for the Canadian Embassy in Washington, DC by then-Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeauwas controversial, because Trudeau overruled the objections and choices of the embassy’s design committee.