700 West Eighth
The development at 700 West Eighth Avenue is tailored to the urban fabric of Vancouver’s Fairview Slopes. Its massing is broken down into two mini towers—17 storeys and 12 storeys—that are adjacent to the taller buildings along the busy thoroughfare of Broadway. This offers residents views of the North Shore Mountains, downtown, and the water while preserving the views of neighbouring developments. A lower, street-scaled terraced podium suits the residential context of West Eighth Avenue.
With ten townhouses, six non-market senior’s apartments, and 106 market residential units, the project contributes to Vancouver’s eco-density initiative. It brings an influx of people within walking distance of the shopping, offices, entertainment, and transit located along the busy Broadway/Cambie corridor.
A series of green walls and landscaped terraces and roofs are woven throughout the project. A large pool in the central courtyard reflects the sun, maximizing natural light. Sustainability features include geothermal heating and cooling, rainwater retention, and solar shading. Extensive planting walls animate the façade while lessening heating and air conditioning demands.
Status: Completed in 2012
Size: 160,000 square feet