Vancouver House is a mixed-use tower by Westbank, DIALOG and BIG - Bjarke Ingels Group architects. Vancouver House next to the Granville Street Bridge in downtown Vancouver, calls for 388 residential units occupying the 59-storey tower, which will become one of the cities fourth tallest buildings. The tower is situated on a nine-storey podium base offering market-rental housing with a mix of commercial and retail space. A 30-metre 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. As a result the footprint is restricted to a small triangle. 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.
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