Designed by IBI Group, The Spot is a new mixed-use development in Vancouver’s trendy Cambie Village that brings stunning residences to an area surrounded by interesting boutiques, eclectic eateries, and access to nearby bike lanes and the Canada Line of Vancouver’s SkyTrain.
ClientShato Holdings Ltd.
Contemporary mid-rise The Spot brings accessible living to Cambie Village
Retained by Shato Holdings, IBI Group helped take the design, drawings and concept for The Spot through multiple revisions for heritage permits and local approval. The site informs the building’s design, creating a pulsating blend of modern architecture and historic vernacular. Each corner projects towards a different aspect of the quaint Cambie Village; spacious green space and City Hall to the north, a heritage area of single family homes to the east, protected trees to the south, and tall towers with retail space along Cambie St. to the west.
The Spot appears as three masses stacked upon one another. Its ground floor provides an open realm with public seating, while the rooftop is available to residents for amenities and outdoor space with children’s play. Its two upper, rectilinear, residential masses twist eastward – opening up the views to City Hall, and the downtown beyond. With a commitment to sustainability, IBI’s architects also used passive design strategies to reduce the building’s heat gain and loss with reduced glazing and solar shading devices.
Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Architecture
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.