1261 Hornby Street

Here’s the second residential tower proposed for Burrard Place. Originally there was a ‘junior’ version of the 54 storey first tower, (now under construction), but now a new, and different design has emerged. IBI Group, working with Los Angeles based Neil Denari, have designed the 36 storey tower.

They say “Like cells in an analogue film strip, these modules track up the building in four bays, each slipping past one another, suggesting motion and revealing the “action” within each module. This composition plays in elevation with the symmetry of the typical floor plan through the interlocking material logic of clear / silver glazing systems and the gray metal panel system. To further refine this supergrid, black ceramic frit is used as a kind of graphic tailoring that includes radiused and thickened corners.”

The scheme has 40,000 sq. ft. of office and 5,000 of retail (as a grocery store) in the podium, and a total of 233 residential units, 27 of them market rental, all over 9 levels of parking.

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One Response to 1261 Hornby Street

  1. Darren Caton says:

    I like the contrast between this building the first one. It’s nice to see the some style changes finally happening that will separate some of these new buildings from a lot of the others built in the last 15 years or so that have a very similar look.

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