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New interior renderings of renovated First Baptist Church at The Butterfly

Revery Architecture’s The Butterfly development and rehabilitation of the First Baptist Church has been awarded Canadian Architect magazine’s Award of Excellence.

The development unites the 1911-built First Baptist Church, and The Butterfly, a future 57-storey luxury residential tower developed by Westbank and now under construction.

As part of the development, the church is receiving seismic upgrades and rehabilitation of its interior, as well as an expanded community space which will include a 37-space childcare facility. New, never-before-seen renderings of the interior were released Monday to urbanYVR.

Pinderhall church interior
Pinderhall church interior rendering. Credit: Revery Architecture

The Butterfly also includes a seven-storey, 61-unit affordable rental/social housing building. Anticipated completion of the project is scheduled for winter 2023.

The Butterfly Westbank exterior
The Butterfly by Westbank exterior, looking northwest. Credit: Hayes Davidson
View from pool looking towards revitalized church
View from pool looking towards revitalized church. Credit: Hayes Davidson

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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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