In conversation with London-based Wallpaper* magazine, renowned Danish architect Bjarke Ingels discusses his approach to building on complex urban sites and their potential as vibrant social hubs. Beginning at the 2:24 mark of the above video, Ingels zooms in on the Vancouver House project next to the Granville Bridge.

“The Granville Bridge will remain the gateway to Vancouver, so we are trying to turn the underside of the bridge into an urban canopy to provide the life of an urban village. We’ve positioned buildings — also the facades of the urban village — to bounce daylight in. We’ve tried to turn the underside of the bridge into what you could call the Sistine Chapel of street art.”

— Bjarke Ingels


The residential component of Vancouver House is on sale now. The entire project, developed by Westbank, is slated for completion in 2018 when it will become the city’s fourth tallest building.

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