The last time we paid a visit to the buzzing site of The Pacific, a project by Grosvenor, the building had begun its rise above grade. The 39-storey development has flown upwards since October, as new photos uploaded to our Forum demonstrate the irregular floor plates now taking shape.
The 114-metre-tall building will rise from the corner of Hornby and Pacific to become a marker in the Vancouver skyline between the Granville Street and Burrard Bridges. Montreal architectural studio ACDF has partnered with IBI Group to conceive the design, which features two distinct facades.
The north and south elevations are defined by floor-to-ceiling expanses of windows. The east and west facades are punctuated by wide balconies forming obtuse triangles, an embellishment meant to mimic the Vancouver sky and create a sense of movement from afar and below. A brushed stainless steel frame extending the full height of the tower contains the facade on all sides.
The 214-unit development also incorporates the 1888-built Leslie House into its base. Formerly the location of Il Giardino restaurant, the heritage home is undergoing restoration and could soon host a cafe and office space.
Across the street at 825 Pacific, Grosvenor is beginning construction on a seven-storey arts and culture hub as part of the development's community amenity contribution. The mid-rise building will contain roughly 21,000 square feet of affordable studios and office space for use by artists and non-profit organizations.
The Pacific, including the adjacent cultural building, is expected to be completed in 2021.
Additional images and information can be found in our Database file for the project, linked below. Want to get involved in the discussion? Check out the associated Forum thread, or leave a comment in the space provided at the bottom of this page.
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