BIG’s Beach + Howe Tower Wins Approval in Vancouver

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Save this picture!© LuxigonWritten by Karissa RosenfieldOctober 31, 2013 Share BIG’s Beach + Howe Tower Wins Approval in VancouverSave this articleSaveBIG’s Beach + Howe Tower Wins Approval in Vancouver ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard CopyAbout this authorKarissa RosenfieldAuthorFollow#TagsNewsArchitecture NewsMixed Use ArchitectureResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsSkyscrapersBIGVancouverCite: Karissa Rosenfield. “BIG’s Beach + Howe Tower Wins Approval in Vancouver ” 31 Oct 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldChoosing the Skyfold Wall for Your SpaceGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ GeometricShower ColumnshansgroheShoulder ShowersPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesMorin Corp.Metal Wall Systems – ExposedStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Dekton® Stonika SeriesConcrete FloorsSikaIndustrial Floor CoatingsHanging LampsLouis PoulsenPendant Lights – KeglenDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame SlopeThermalSchöckMinimizing Thermal Bridges in BalconiesWindowspanoramah!®ah! Ultra MinimalistEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreWork ChairsDynamobelWork Chair – SLAT 16More products »Please enable JavaScript to view thecomments powered by Disqus.Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Architecture News “COPY” CopyBjarke Ingels Group (BIG)’s 700,000 square foot Beach + Howe development has been approved by the Vancouver City Council. Though concerns still remain regarding the height of the 52-story tower – which is intended to become the city’s fourth tallest building – an overwhelming majority of the council and public seems to be enthusiastic about the project. “It meets the test at every respect — gorgeous architecture, turning a dead space into a vibrant public space with animation and job space. The housing is diverse and much needed… People have used the word iconic – I think it’s remarkable design to combine so many elements on a tough site,” stated Mayor Gregor Robertson before the vote. “It’s an extraordinary project that deserves strong council support.”Commissioned by Canada’s real estate mogul Ian Gillespie of Westbank, Beach + Howe promises to add a foreign twist to Vancouver’s skyline and create a new identity for an undefined section of town at the fringe of the city’s residential area. Save this picture!© LuxigonThe 52-story, glass tower comprised of 407 residential units will be perched on top a 10-story podium that offers retail and 95 residential market units on Howe Street. Neighboring it will be a cluster of six-story retail and office buildings occupying the disused, interstitial spaces found between the Granville Street Bridge’s entry and exit ramps.Save this picture!© LuxigonBIG proposes to transform these dismal spaces, which is unsurprisingly dominated by cars and avoided by human activity, into a cultural and pedestrian destination. Glass “prisms” will provide desirable retail and public space, while existing building facades and bridge surfaces will be converted into a dramatic outdoor gallery. In addition, Bjarke envisions the road which crosses below the bridge to become a host for outdoor markets, festivals and concerts. Impressed, panel member Peter Wreglesworth described the project as “whole composition that is urban art.”Save this picture!© LuxigonSave this picture!© LuxigonThe project will bring a total of 80,000 retail space to the area, including grocery, liquor and drug stores supported by 609 vehicle parking stalls and 723 bicycle parking spaces.Additional Beach + Howe information and images can be found here. Reference: Vancouver CourierMuseu Brasileiro de Escultura (MuBE) / Paulo Mendes da RochaArticlesNew Tel Aviv High-Rise By Richard Meier Nears CompletionArchitecture News Share ArchDaily “COPY” BIG’s Beach + Howe Tower Wins Approval in Vancouver last_img read more

Peyton and Byrne nets funding for growth

first_imgPeyton and Byrne has secured £6.25m worth of investment to help open new outlets and create up to 200 new jobs.The retail bakery business, which announced just over a month ago it would be opening up to 10 new sites in the next year, said the financial backing from independent group Business Growth Fund (BGF) would be used to accelerate the company’s roll-out programme of high street bakeries in the next four years.As a result of the move, Peyton and Byrne said it will be hiring approximately 200 new employees in the process, as well as “facilitating its expansion plans within the premium end of catering in iconic visitor attractions”.Oliver Peyton, owner of Peyton and Byrne, said: “Peyton and Byrne has established itself in some of the finest venues in the world and we believe that now is the right time for us to take the next step. We know there are lots of opportunities for our company, both in our existing venues, in other premium visitor attractions and important iconic cultural venues, where we will continue to expand. “BGF is offering the chance to take full advantage of the opportunities available to us to and it is absolutely fantastic to see British retail businesses being backed in this way. We liked the fact that BGF is providing expansion capital to high-growth businesses like ours – the type of funding that will continue to contribute to the recovery of the UK economy.”As part of the announcement, Peyton and Byrne said it had appointed two new members to its board including Mike Johnson, managing director of contract catering firm Sodexo, as non-executive chairman, as well as Alistair Brew, investment director at BGF, as non-executive director.Brew said: “A large part of Peyton and Byrne’s growth will come from expanding the portfolio of bakery sites and restaurants and we felt that BGF’s mix of patient growth capital and desire to provide additional help and expertise across the business was an ideal fit for the company.“With the injection of funding, a strengthened management team and multiple growth drivers across all areas of the business, we look forward to being part of an exciting and growing brand in the UK.”last_img read more