Vancouver House is a one of kind signature building in Vancouver designed by world- renowned Danish architect Bjark Ingels of the BIG Group. Working with Westbank Developments, BIG designed a twisted residential tower that seems to defy gravity.
The lower buildings that are retail and office use triangular design to overcome the challenging location adjacent the Granville Street bridge and on ramps. The green roofs on the lower buildings are seen by thousands of vehicles and pedestrians daily.
Architek worked closely with PFS Studio Landscape Architects on this Westbank/Bjark Ingels Group (BIG) project as the green roofs on the lower buildings presented some unique challenges due to access and the sloped triangular architecture. A complex stainless-steel shear barrier system was employed in Architek’s design for these sloped green roofs.
Architek worked with Icon Pacific, the general contractor and installed the numerous sloped green roofs over a two period while handling a number of access challenges and other trade activity. In the summer of 2020 Architek finally completed the installation stage of this large project and began the maintenance.
Architek maintains the green roofs on the 3 buildings on the development.
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