World’s Tallest Hybrid Timber Structure Coming to Vancouver

Renowned Japanese architect Shigeru Ban releases new images of Coal Harbour tower
Andrea Nazarian
June 7, 2017

Pritzker Prize-winning Japanese architect Shigeru Ban revealed more images of his first Canadian project, coined Terrace House. Partnering with Vancouver-based developer Portliving, Ban's 20-home tower project pays tribute to The Evergreen Building, one of Vancouver's most noteworthy architectural developments designed by the late Arthur Erickson. 

“Shigeru Ban has tremendous respect for Arthur Erickson’s work. It was the opportunity to design a building next to one of Erickson’s masterpieces that initially drew him to this innovative project,” said Dean Maltz, Managing Partner at Shigeru Ban Architects Americas, in a release.

Terrace House will be the world's tallest hybrid timber structure, integrating wood, glass and concrete into the building to demonstrate Vancouver's ongoing commitment to sustainable design and advanced timber engineering and construction. Hermann Blumer is another notable member of this project's team, and is considered a world authority on timber structures and construction. 

Below are renderings of the Terrace House project. 

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Each aspect of Terrace House connects with Erickson's work


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The Terrace House tower will house 20 unique homes in the heart of Coal Harbour 


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Ban's eye-catching development involves the use of both natural and man-made materials

Andrea Nazarian
Andrea is the Content and Social Media Specialist at Andrea has over five years of multi-industry experience in communications and content marketing. Originally from Toronto, Andrea moved to Vancouver in April 2016 and has been loving the West Coast life ever since.