TORRENT SHOTCRETE STRUCTURES was awarded the project by Carion Construction Ltd. (Form Work Company). Being part of such a world recognized project is a proud moment for everyone at Torrent. With our result driven offerings, Torrent was chosen to be part of the solution to ensure a superior product for the installation of the exterior structural walls. The extraordinarily tough portion of the project on the South West area where no underpinning was done to the excavation, using giant pipe piles and corner braces, made Torrent Shotcrete the clear-cut choice for Carion.

The future is hear and international judges used the term exemplar to describe Vancouver House, which snagged Future Project of the Year at the World Architectural Festival in Singapore this week.

The twisting building under construction at Howe Street and Beach Avenue “generates an exemplar new urban typology,” judges said.

“It is a delightful project that will impact positively on many future municipality- and developer-led agendas for cities across the world.”

It may take a moment for that to sink in. A Vancouver building is set to influence world architecture.

Developer: Westbank
General Contractor: Icon Pacific
Architect of Record: Dialog
Collaborating Architect: BIG NYC (BJARKE INGELS GROUP)
Structural Engineer: Glotman Simpson Consulting Engineers

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