May 2019 Issue #29 May 2019 Issue #29 - Page 179

Vancouver’s architectural future Then came a project like no other that has been turning heads since it began to rise from its foundation. This, of course, is the memorizing and at times starling Vancouver House — a tower that seems to be defying the laws of gravity. Currently under construction with a final height of 151.5 metres, this eye catching project interacts with the Granville Street Bridge by appearing to loom above the southbound onramp, creating a unique urban space in Van- couver. Designed by Bjarke Ingels Group Architects, this tower will act as a gateway into the downtown core and is sure to become an icon of the city. Vancouver House towering over Granville Street Bridge 179