May 2019 Issue #29 May 2019 Issue #29 - Page 185

This, of course, is not an exhaustive list — there are numerous other proj- ects of varying scales currently under construction or proposed that will fur- ther propel Vancouver’s architectural stature. This includes The Stack (Vancouver’s soon-to-be tallest office tower at 161 metres) at 1133 Melville Street, the Passive House residential towers at 1468 Alberni Street with their faux-heritage flare and limestone cladding, and the sophisticated curves of the Oakridge Centre redevelopment, just to name a few. While one may not love all these designs equally, they will be noticed and they will be worthy of conversation, something the urban realm should al- ways strive to achieve. After decades of monotony, Vancouver is on the verge of shedding its cook- ie cutter image. Artistic rendering of the first phase towers of the Oakridge 185 VANCOUVER