1550 Alberni St | Vancouver, BC | $3,888,000
Completion Date 2021
Square Feet 1368
School District Lord Roberts and Century International
Lot Size N/A
Called Alberni by Kuma, this 43-storey apartment building will be located in Vancouver's West End neighborhood. It will sit near the entrance to the 404-hectare Stanley Park, one of the largest city parks in the US and Canada.
"I have always wanted to have a project in Canada because of its closeness to nature," said Kuma, 61, who founded his eponymous Tokyo-based practice in 1990.
"Typologically, this is a large-scale project in North America, a dream for any foreign architect. We have done towers, but not to this scale and level of detail."
The distinctive tower features two concave sides, resulting in a curved form.The design aims to convey a sense of connectivity and transparency through its materiality. The tower will be clad in anodised aluminium and glass, allowing it to reflect the sky and neighbouring buildings.