Hear that? It’s the sound of all the buzz emanating from the web.

Why is the buzz so overwhelming? Well, another Bjarke Ingels Group building has been proposed in Vancouver and now that the mainstream media is finally picking up on the latest project,Vancouverites have something to dream about.

Word on the street is that the award winning BIG is adding another unique structure to the Vancouver skyline — their first building in Vancouver is the gorgeous Shangri-la.

The shapeshifting building will begin as a triangle and gradually build into a square on top, giving the perfect opportunity for common space on lower levels, and homes up top with stellar views.

Here’s what Bjarke Ingels had to say about the design: “The plans call for a 49-storey residential tower with a nine-storey base that includes market rental housing, commercial uses and a child care facility on the site at 1412 – 1460 Howe St. The tower would have 600 homes including 180 market rental suites.”

Many see this as a huge step for Vancouver, and a unique way to deal with the tough spot where the building will fit beside the Granville Bridge.

While the project is still in the pre-approval stage, a forum/open house is expected to take place in March, and we can’t wait to attend. Will you be there?

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