Büro Ole Scheeren is a Hong Long and Beijing based architecture firm founded by German architect Ole Scheeren. Expanding to North America, Büro Ole Scheeren presents a future vision for vertical living in one of the world’s most livable cities with a tower that reaches out horizontally to engage the space of the city and activate Vancouver’s waterfront skyline.
Vancouver, consistently ranked as one of the most livable cities, has much to offer: beyond a vibrant social environment, the “City of Glass” is known for its buildings of transparency and for its breathtaking surroundings of clear water and snow-covered mountains. But, like many cities today, its skyline is dominated by verticality – extrusions of generic towers that don’t engage their environment and create isolation rather than connection. Ole Scheeren’s design opens up the inert shaft of the tower to embrace both city and nature in a three-dimensional sculpture which projects the space of living outwards into the surrounding context.
For more information about this project, please visit the website of Büro Ole Scheeren.