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Harbour Green Three

IBI Group designed the latest phase of the Harbour Green Complex, completing development of the Coal Harbour community in downtown Vancouver. Fronting seven acres of waterfront park space, the development achieves its architectural excellence in response to this prominent site, as well as an attention to high quality material and design.


Client
Aspac Developments Ltd.
Location
Vancouver, BC
41,010 sq ft Area
32 Storeys

The last tower to be developed in the prominent corner of Coal Harbour, the area’s crown jewel that overlooks a waterfront park, the sea, sky and mountains, Harbour Green Three is a high-end, high-rise residential building that forms the final phase of this rich urban fabric. IBI Group designed the highest of the three Harbour Green towers, completing a curve of building heights looking eastwards towards Canada Place.

Sited at the junction between the financial district and Vancouver’s west end, the building itself has two ‘personalities’ between the office towers to the east, and the new residential towers to the west. As such, the western façade of the building is uniform and minimalist as a pure curtain wall, with the west side of the building more complex, rendered as a series of stone-clad boxes hanging off the building, or ‘sky gardens’.

While maximizing both the building height and area requirements, preservation of the public realm adjacent to the water is achieved through a seamless landscape interface. These innovations resulted in delivering a building benefitting this prominent location on the Vancouver waterfront.

The building’s proximity to amenities and public transit promotes sustainable living, allowing residents to enjoy the beauty of the area’s environs while having easy access to life’s luxuries.

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Martin Bruckner

Director – Sr. Practice Lead, Architecture
Vancouver, BC

Vancouver, BC

Martin Bruckner is a well-known Certified Professional in Vancouver and a recognized expert in the building code. For over 35 years, Martin has led award-winning residential, hotel, and mixed use projects in Vancouver, Calgary, Portland and San Diego. His portfolio features a wide range of architectural services from master planning to renovations, public consultation, and visioning processes. Martin is particularly skilled in handling municipal approvals, producing construction documents, managing consultant activity, and orchestrating the complex elements required to complete a project from beginning to end.

Salim Kumar Narayanan

Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Architecture
Vancouver, BC

Vancouver, BC

Salim Narayanan has over 25 years of experience in various capacities ranging from Senior Project Manager to Designer in architecture for projects in Canada, USA, Middle East and India. He is skilled in developing design concepts, construction documentation, contract administration, and liaising with consultants, construction companies, city authorities, and clients. His experience in North America primarily includes mixed-use high-rise residential buildings. His previous experience also includes residential and office towers, commercial complexes, hotel and resort projects, institutional and healthcare facilities, sports/multi-purpose halls, movie theatres, industrial buildings, transit centers, housing complexes, luxury palaces, and grand houses. Salim has a keen interest in integrating technology, detailing, and functional design.

Gwyn Vose

Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Architecture
Vancouver, BC

Vancouver, BC

Gwyn Vose has over 15 years of experience and has led projects in Canada, Hong Kong, and the Middle East. He is an exceptionally creative designer who has a number of award-winning contemporary buildings to his credit. He specializes in mixed-use residential buildings and thrives on the opportunities presented in “conversion” projects. Gwyn’s work spans a wide range of typologies, but focuses primarily on multi-family residential and mixed-use projects, which range in scale from duplex houses to over 500 ft tall towers. Notable examples of his local projects include: Harbour Green Three, One Burrard Place, 564 Beatty Street, The Spot, Opsal & Sitka.