A new silhouette is slated to join Vancouver’s skyline of greens and blues. The seafoam-hued skyscraper planned for 1700 Alberni melds the urban and the wild in the form of a Gaudi-esque building with a petalled façade that looks almost photosynthetic.
At 39 storeys tall, the residential tower was designed by ACDF Architecture in the neighbourhood dubbed Hornby Slope between Yaletown and the West End.
American architect Jeanne Gang’s first Canadian project, Toronto’s One Delisle, is a gesture toward a more human-centric skyscraper. NUVO spoke with Gang about the design of the tower, the relationship Toronto has to its natural surroundings, and the firm’s evolving approach to creating innovative high-rise buildings.
Inside Westbank’s piano program, a collaboration with Fazioli where architects design instruments for the towers they create.
These new towers going up in the City That Never Sleeps recall many familiar forms and some that are new, building on the rich patina of styles that paint the multifaceted neighbourhoods they are springing up in.
In the last few years, the environmental consequences of cement and plastic have become dire. With this in mind, the government of British Columbia has undertaken a new initiative to fund and explore the building of massive wooden structures.
There are tons of tall Canadian skyscrapers going up, especially in Toronto, so we chose this list based not on size but on innovation and impact.