A highly anticipated new condo tower in downtown Vancouver is preparing to begin presales: Fifteen Fifteen by Bosa Properties and Kingswood Properties.
Designed by renowned German architect Ole Scheeren of Büro Ole Scheeren, in collaboration with Francl Architecture of Vancouver, the 42-storey tower will be constructed at 1515 West Georgia Street, adjacent to the 20-storey office building on the site.
The tower’s design features dramatic glass-enclosed, cantilevered homes, reminiscent of a Jenga block tower. It is Büro Ole Scheeren’s first residential building in North America, and the first in the world where the firm designed both the interiors and the exterior.
The design aims to reconnect architecture and living spaces with our natural and urban environment.
“His aim was to break apart the verticality of the tower, to project and fold elements out horizontally, and to make a clear connection between the natural environment and one’s personal space,” states the press release issued by the developers.
Fifteen Fifteen will contain 202 homes, including studios, one, two and three-bedroom homes, starting at $900,000.
Presales will begin in October 2021, with construction expected to complete in 2027. The Observatory Residences are located on the mid and upper floors and feature cantilevered living spaces. The tower’s four penthouses will be three storeys and feature numerous balconies.