A two-tower residential development in Vancouver's West End is taking shape above grade. Significant progress has been made since our last update a full year ago, when excavation for the twin 19- and 18-storey Mirabel project was well underway. 

Mirabel, image via Marcon Developments

Located at 1345 Davie Street, Marcon Developments chose the title Mirabel as a reflection of the neighbourhood's historic building stock, with many decades-old structures bearing personified names. Henriquez Partners Architects also took the West End's built form into account when designing the project, employing masonry cladding on the base while adopting a more contemporary architectural vocabulary for the towers.

Mirabel rises above grade, image by Forum contributor Roundabout

The staggered format of the 24-by-8-foot balconies have the practical benefit of improving privacy for residents and shading the structure to reduce solar heat gain. Alternating tones of orange and blue accents recall the setting sun and ocean waters.

Mirabel construction, image by Forum contributor Roundabout

A total of 149 condominiums will be built between the two towers. An additional 68 social housing units owned by the City of Vancouver will also be included. Residents will have access to indoor and outdoor amenities on the rooftop podium level, including a fitness centre and a children's play area.

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.