Beach and Howe Mixed-Use Tower by BIG

By : Dennis Franklin | 17 Oct 2013 2:16 pm | Skyscrapers

The BIG architectural practice designed a new addition to the skyline of Vancouver, Canada with the Beach and Howe mixed-use tower. Westbank, Dialog, Cobalt, PFS, Buro Happold, Glotman Simpson and the local architect James Cheng all contributed to this project.

With a height of 490 feet, the proposal was named after its location which is on the corner of Howe & Beach close to the Granville Street Bridge. The tower will have 39 floors and it will be the fourth tallest building in the city with 600 residential units.

A nine storey podium provides the base for the skyscraper and this is where rental housing and a mix of commercial and retail spaces will be located. The footprint of the tower is restricted to a small triangle but once it gets higher the triangle becomes a rectangular which increases the spaces at the top while also giving the project a unique aspect that changes from each angle.



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