The developer has submitted a formal application to construct an approximately 287.8 feet (88-metre) for the north portion and 275 feet for the south portion residential tower with 29 storeys at 89 Nelson Street, a site formerly used as a parking lot. The aptly-named ‘Arc’ building, designed by Vancouver-based Francl Architecture, features two towers nearly identical in height with a curvy form that bends inwards and outwards.
An eight-storey platform bridges the two buildings at the top, providing the crisp and clean-looking design with its most recognizable architectural element.
According to the rezoning application, a total of 588 residential units are planned for the project’s upper floors while the ground floor will be purposed for commercial purposes like retail and restaurant space. There will also be four levels of underground parking with 520 underground parking spaces for the project with vehicle access from Expo Boulevard.
This is Concord Pacific’s second design iteration for the site. A previous version designed by local architect James Cheng and approved by the municipal government featured two multi-coloured buildings nearly identical in height, paired together with three skybridge structures to form a single arc.
If the new design is approved, this will be Vancouver’s second tower with a multi-storey rooftop ‘bridge’ feature.
Onni Group’s brick-cladded Central project near Main Street-Science World Station incorporates an 8-storey skybridge over two buildings that are equal in height. But unlike the Arc, the bridge for Central is not ‘freestanding’ as it supported by visually obstructive pillars mid-span.
An early design for Canadian Metropolitan Properties’ plan to redevelop the Plaza of Nations site also includes a building with a multi-storey rooftop feature.
The Arc development site is adjacent to the 21-storey One Pacific, another Concord Pacific development, and $535-million Parq Vancouver urban casino resort. Both projects are currently under construction.
PREVIOUS DESIGN FOR THE ARC
The previous design proposed for a pair of 28 & 30-storey market residential buildings that were linked together by three bridges, at 88 Pacific Boulevard, at the northwest end of the Cambie Bridge.
The previous Arc would consist of 620 units, including 2 and 5 storey podiums. A pedestrian plaza would extend underneath the Cambie Street Bridge and towards the company’s adjacent under construction One Pacific project.
The three multi-storey bridge structures were the most unique architectural features of this James Cheng designed project and would also contain apartment units. However, these features were not new to Vancouver.
The Onni Group’s Central project near Main Street-Science World Station incorporates an 8-storey skybridge over two buildings.
Building Name: The Arc
Address: 89 Nelson Street, Vancouver V6B
Developer: Concord Pacific
Architect: Francl Architecture
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Year Built: Estimated Completion in 2018
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Levels: 29-storey mixed-use building containing commercial use on the ground floor
Property Type: Residential, commercial
Area: Vancouver West
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Contact Agnieszka Stryjecka for more information on The Arc, floor plans & pricing. 778.991.5881 email@example.com TAC Real Estate Corp.
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