Marcon offers an evolution in contemporary Scandinavian design with its 9th Tri-Cities project – Söenhaus


Marcon offers an evolution in contemporary Scandinavian design with its 9th Tri-Cities project – Söenhaus

Marcon offers an evolution in contemporary Scandinavian design with its 9th Tri-Cities project – Söenhaus hero image

“Simplicity is the essence of beauty.” – Arthur Erickson, renowned Canadian architect. Arthur Erickson's approach to architecture often focused on harmonizing buildings with their natural surroundings, emphasizing clean lines and simple forms that reflect the inherent beauty of the landscape. This quote succinctly captures the philosophy that simplicity can lead to the most beautiful and effective designs.

When award-winning Marcon envisioned its newest project, Söenhaus, the local developer went for a Scandinavian-inspired design in both the architecture and inside the homes.

Known for its minimalist approach, functionality, and aesthetic appeal, Nordic design continues to captivate world-wide attention.

Introducing Söenhaus, an eye-catching seven-storey wood frame offering a collection of 165 junior, one, two and three-bedroom thoughtfully curated condos.


Throughout Söenhaus’ exterior, RH Architects embraced a simple and quiet approach, with a more nuanced design language – comprising of earthen dark and light hues and bronze-coloured patio screens - achieving a calming, serene and intentional design – a key characteristic of the Scandinavian concept of hygge. Hygge, which embodies a feeling of comfort, contentment, and well-being, has been carried through in the interior design as well.

With soothing, classic simplicity, Söenhaus beautifully blends in with its peaceful surroundings showcasing the epitome of hygge.

“What sets Nordic design apart from other traditions is an uncompromising focus on developing timeless designs,” says Nic Paolella, Executive Vice President at Marcon. “Just as elements refer to Nordic minimalism, so must the building refer to its surroundings.”


Inside each home, Marcon’s Design Studio, led by Maxime Zentner, Vice President, Product Development & Interior Design at Marcon, creates seamless transitions between living spaces to enhance the sense of flexibility and openness to the outdoors. Large windows, light oak laminate floors, Dekton countertops and backsplash, and wood and stone surfaces.

“Harmonious design, the attention to spatial quality, the choice of natural inspired materials— all contribute to the creation of a retreat inspired calming environment,” says Zentner.


Söenhaus also shines through Marcon’s dedication to fostering a holistic approach to its amenities. Framed by a rooftop terrace and wildscaped courtyard, Söenhaus’ amenities facilitate a sense of well-being with a collection of discreet, restorative spaces. Imagine a peaceful outdoor lounge with a fire pit, indoor social lounges, kitchens, and playscapes meant for homeowners to gather, socialize and connect with nature.

Seen from the courtyard, the primary wellness space includes a double height fitness centre featuring Rogue Fitness cardio and strength machines. Oak feature walls mirror the calm and tranquil feel of the courtyard. Adjacent to the fitness area discover a high-end sauna and rain shower.


An established neighbourhood, West Coquitlam has become an exciting and desirable enclave with big-city amenities, great walkability, cultural diversity, fabulous shops and malls, as well as stunning parks, such as Oakdale Park, Mountain View Park, Burnaby Lake, and Mundy Lake.

For health enthusiasts, Söenhaus is close to Burnaby Mountain hiking and biking trails and the new expansive YMCA. The homes are also close to the Burquitlam SkyTrain Station, Simon Fraser University Burnaby campus, and to Lougheed Town Centre.


With nearly four decades of excellence, Marcon is an award-winning company founded on integrity and attention to detail. They have built more than 13,400 homes in B.C., with nearly a decade in West Coquitlam. Marcon has earned a reputation for building enduring homes for the way we live today, and in the future.

Unique to Marcon is its Sales Gallery. After its successful opening at hue, Marcon’s one-of-a-kind Sales Gallery, Outpost - part community centre, part coffee shop and part home gallery - is transforming into the Söenhaus Sales Gallery with a new concept, a fully glass enclosed jewel of a display home. Mark your calendars: Söenhaus' preview starts soon. Register now atöenhaus. Completion is slated for Summer 2027.


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