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Vancouver House Wins AZURE Awards

July 13, 2021

AZURE has unveiled the winners of its 11th annual AZ Awards, with Vancouver House selected as the Winner + People’s Choice for the Architecture – Multi-Unit Residential category.

Designed in collaboration with Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), DIALOG proudly provided architecture, interior design, and planning & urban design services.

Presented in acknowledgment of innovation, aesthetics, and creativity, the AZ Awards highlight the world’s most inspiring projects, products and ideas to come out of the design and architecture community.

According to AZURE, Vancouver House found itself amongst the other 22 award winners, due in part to the distinctive design which “….emerged from a deft negotiation of contextual restraints, rather than pure geometric experimentation. Contending with a narrow triangular site (once thought unusable) framed by Howe Street, Beach Avenue and the elevated Highway 99,” creating “a 30-metre-deep setback to introduce breathing room between the heavy traffic and individual suites. Once the 59-storey residence has cleared the physical constraints of the Granville Street Bridge off-ramp, it begins to expand outward and twist gracefully, effectively reclaiming the space above the setback.”

Congratulations to our client Westbank Project Corp. on this accolade, and to the entire project team, including: Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) – Design Architects, BVDA Group Ltd., Glotman Simpson Consulting Engineers, ICON Pacific Construction Corp., Morrison Hershfield, Nemetz & Associates, PFS Studio, Buro Happold, and WSP Canada Inc.

Vancouver House is super-innovative, both technically and spatially, and really addresses the ground plane well.
Barbara Bestor, AZ Awards 2021 Juror

About the AZ Awards
Launched by AZURE in 2011, the AZ Awards is a significant international benchmark for excellence, attracting entries from some of the most highly innovative firms around the world.

The awards program is a unique opportunity for architects, landscape architects, designers, clients and manufacturers to receive the international exposure and acknowledgment that their exceptional work deserves.

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