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West End luxury condo tower launches

After several years of delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Landa Global has launched its latest project at 1818 Alberni Street in Vancouver’s West End.

The project was originally scheduled to be launched in March 2020, but was halted due to the pandemic. Two years later, the 21-storey, 54-unit tower has been reworked with the pandemic experience in mind, as seen in the addition of keyless entry technology and other amenities.

The design of the tower is an array of boxes oriented in different directions, says architect Foad Rafii of Rafii Architects Inc.

“These boxes interplay with each other and is a departure from usual tower of concrete and glass,” he says. “The series of boxes affords views of the North Shore, Stanley Park, the Lions Gate Bridge and the downtown core. In addition, the careful placement of these boxes allows for extensive greenery which, used at different levels, will really make the building vibrant and alive.”

Renderings: 1818 Alberni by Landa Global

Aerial rendering of 1818 Alberni
Aerial rendering of 1818 Alberni in Vancouver’s West End. Credit: Landa Global
"Hummingbird" rendering of 1818 Alberni
“Hummingbird” rendering of 1818 Alberni in Vancouver’s West End. Credit: Landa Global

The podium of the building will be clad in porcelain tile, and residents will have access to a 1,420 sq ft. fitness centre, social lounge and library, and Rolls-Royce car service, among other amenities.

“This is a jewel property in the city that deserves iconic architecture and design,” says Kevin Cheung, CEO of Landa Global Properties. “We wanted to push ourselves to set new standards for luxury and design in Vancouver.”

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Peter Meiszner
Peter Meiszner
Peter Meiszner is an experienced journalist and media relations professional, based in Vancouver. As founder of urbanYVR.com, he has been reporting on urban development across the Lower Mainland since 2016, and has also served as vice-chair of the Gastown Historic Area Planning Committee. In October 2022, he was elected to Vancouver city council and is no longer actively reporting for urbanYVR.

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