A team comprising Buro Happold and Danish architect BIG has proposed a twisted tower for Vancouver which will contain 600 residential units.
The dramatic form of the 49-storey structure bears a resemblance to Dubai’s Infinity Tower by SOM.
Commissioned by Canadian developer Westbank, the project will aim for LEED Gold certification.
The tower is situated on a nine-story podium base with housing as well as commercial and retail space.
Thomas Christoffersen, partner-in-charge, BIG, added: “The tower and base are a reinvention of the local typology, known as ‘Vancouverism’.
“In this typology, slender towers are grouped with mixed-use podiums and street walls that define human-scale urban environments. The aim is to preserve view cones through the city while activating the pedestrian street.”