On the heels of the Vancouver House, Westbank will be giving Vancouver's skyline another world-class update with renowned Japanese architect Kengo Kuma's first North American project.
This mixed use development will attract architecture and design aficionados who appreciate the subtleties of the Japanese approach and enjoy living in the heart of Vancouver.
Kuma's 43 storey tower is as much a tribute to Vancouver's city of glass skyline as it is a rebellion against it: shigles made of anodised aluminium and glass refect the sky and neighboring buildings, yet the orthogonal tower's concave sides are a definite break from the conventional rectangular shapes of high rises. The tower's curves awaken the onlooker's awareness of it's relationship with the city and nature scapes taht surround it. Becuase of its unusual shape, to the viewer's position, lending it ad ephemeral quality.
Swimming pool, a Japanese garden, a music room & a Japanese Kaiser Restaurant