Vancouver House

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 year 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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Our Vancouver offices are located on the unceded and ancestral territory of the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ and Swx̱wú7mesh speaking peoples, the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Swx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations, and has been stewarded by them since time immemorial. 

Vancouver is located on territory that was never ceded, or given up to the Crown by the Musqueam, Squamish, or Tsleil-Waututh peoples. The term unceded acknowledges the dispossession of the land and the inherent rights that Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh hold to the territory. The term serves as a reminder that Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh have never left their territories and will always retain their jurisdiction and relationships with the territory.


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