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Green light for BIG-designed Beach + Howe Tower in Vancouver

Vancouver City Council has approved a revised application for the Beach + Howe Tower designed by Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG). The Danish architecture practice announced the scheme back in early 2012 and a revised application has now been given the green light by a unanimous panel.

The scheme will see a 52-storey mixed use facility constructed at the intersection of Beach Avenue and Howe Street in Vancouver, with 407 residential units in a 497ft-high tower. This tower will be anchored by a 10-storey base podium which will be comprised of retail and commercial units. A triangular base is slowly shifted into a rectangular floorplate at the top of the tower, giving the project its unusual shape.

Changes to the September 2012 application include: increasing the number of storeys from 51 to 52; reducing the amount of parking spaces from 555 to 509; increasing floor space ratio from 5.01 to 5.08; refinements to the podium buildings; and modifications to the public realm.

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