Day 3 of the World Architecture Festival 2015 saw more trophies being lifted by studios and designers from across the globe. The winning Future Project of the Year 2015, which celebrates the best of the world’s architecture that is yet to be completed, is Vancouver House in Canada, by BIG Bjarke Ingells Group.
The project negotiates a difficult site trisected by an overpass, with BIG’s response optimising the conditions for its future inhabitants — in the air as well as on the street. As a result, it creates desirable spaces for living at its top, while freeing up a generous public space at its base. The silhouette of Vancouver House resembles a curtain being drawn aside, welcoming people as they enter the city.
Judges said of BIG’s Vancouver House: ‘This is a delightful project that generates an exemplar new urban typology, mitigating the destructive impact of the highway flyover and creating an opportunity from typically abandoned public space. It will impact positively on many future municipality and developer-led agendas for cities across the world.’ click here to read full article….