Quantum Park – Concord Pacific has just released images of their proposed redevelopment plans of the old Molson Coors brewery in Vancouver. Dubbed ‘Quantum Park’, this project will be huge – encompassing 300,000 SF of office space, retail, restaurant at and showroom spaces, as well as 3.000 homes within several towers. This project gets its name from two large glass-covered atriums, inspired by the shape of wormholes in quantum theory. On its rooftops, Quantum Park will also have three acres of green roofs, making it the largest green roof of an office complex in Western Canada. This redevelopment is touting a ‘community within a community’: a combination of office, health, fitness, entertainment and green spaces. As it is still in its pre-application phase, this project is still highly preliminary; we will update our readers once we know more!
601 Beach Crescent – The Vancouver City Council has approved a slender, curvy, 535-foot tall structure – a 55-storey tower that will be a second bookend for a major gateway into the city. 601 Beach Crescent will stand across the bridge from Vancouver House and will include 303 condominiums and 152 social housing units. The tower’s design is the brainchild of Shanghai’s JYOM Architecture and Vancouver’s GBL Architects with Pinnacle International pinning its value at $250 million. In stark contrast to the boxy shape of Vancouver House, 601 Beach Crescent will boast a skinnier silhouette and a wavier form intended to show movement.
Moose Knuckles – This Montreal-based luxury outdoor retailer has recently opened a new 2,700 SF space at the CF Pacific Centre shopping mall. Boasting LED technology that provides a ‘blizzard effect on loop’ and a live projection mapping in the window display that shows passersby a ‘heat-mapped’ version of themselves, Moose Knuckles’ physical space intends to spare no expense in creating an immersive retail experience. Over the coming weeks, shoppers can also expect the addition of a patterned ice glass structure!
King George Station – Local developer Century Group and ZGF Architects are planning a new four-tower, mixed-use development in the high-density cluster around SkyTrain’s King George Station. Located immediately south of Holland Park, the plan calls for two condominium towers on the western portion and a 213-ft rental housing tower on the eastern portion. This will be a multi-phase development, with the first phase slated to complete in summer 2024. Many development projects like this one is required to meet the pressures of Surrey’s school system to accommodate the city’s population growth.