High Rise Living In Vancouver - Part 3

Originally the location for Woodwards department store, the building located on west Cordova street sat vacant for nearly a decade after the bankruptcy of Woodwards in 1993.

As part of a revitalization of the Downtown Eastside tenants occupied the original structure from 2002 to 2006, at which point the building was demolished to construct a new condominium complex in its place.


Photo: Courtesy of Vancouver Observer

Despite resistance from the surrounding neighbourhood during construction, the new building is now home to many businesses and tenants and stands quite beautifully in the ever growing Gastown area, receiving the gold award for the Architecture - Residential category at the Design Exchange Awards 2011.


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Project architect Gregory Henriquez of Vancouver based Henriquez Partners Architects says that the structure takes nods from its historical surroundings, while its scale and massing cues are taken from New York’s flatiron Fuller building.

The 43-storey residential portion of the complex employs a flatiron form in order to achieve a “lean” quality to the structure.

In addition to a stunning exterior, the interiors are as beautiful as the structure itself.

Photo: Courtesy of Dunowen


And with views of the mountains, how can you go wrong?

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Researched and Written by Spencer Robert Jeffries
Student of Interior Design - Ryerson University

Posted In: British Columbia

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