At a Glance
- located at 601 Beach Crescent, Vancouver BC adjacent to the Granville Street Bridge
- 55-storey Tower
- approximately 303 condos market homes within the tower
- a total building height of 535 ft
- 152 non-market housing units
- a podium with an 18,000-square-foot retail space
- second-floor amenities for the affordable housing residents
- extensive amenities with a pool on the podium rooftop for the market unit residents
- The twisting lines in the proposed tower’s cladding echo the twist of its neighbour Vancouver House. Images: JYOM Architecture/Pinnacle International
SLIGHT REDESIGN – 601 Beach Crescent by Pinnacle
The location of the tower has been shifted 21 metres north from the original application, to help reduce any shadowing on a nearby park, as well as mitigating impacts to views from adjacent residential towers. The height of the tower will be 535 ft. or 163 metres — taller than neighbouring Vancouver House which measures 497 ft. (151 metres)
The design of the tower and podium has been unified as well, and both components of the development now share a similar skin.
The podium height along Beach Crescent has been reduced to six storeys, and the podium itself has been pulled away from the Granville Street Bridge to help improve the livability of the residential units.
Rolston Street will be extended southwards and connect Pacific Blvd. to Beach Avenue, running at a diagonal angle underneath the off-ramp to Seymour Street from the Granville Street Bridge — although it’s not clear if it will be open to vehicle traffic or just cyclists and pedestrians. Several retail units in the development will front onto it.
The design for the podium at the bottom of the tower includes retail space on the ground floor and separate amenity spaces for the market and non-market housing residents. Images: JYOM Architecture/Pinnacle International
The site is intended to form the other side of the ‘Gateway’ with Vancouver House on the West side of the Granville Bridge. The Pinnacle tower was designed by JYOM International of Shanghai, China, co-founded by Vancouver native Kandice Emmie Kwok. GBL Architects is the architect of record. High-rise on the east side of Granville Bridge designed to balance and echo Vancouver House.
“Our site is asymmetrical to Vancouver House,” Kandice Kwok, founder of Shanghai-based Jyom Architecture. The firm, which has a Vancouver office, is the lead architect of the project, and locally-based GBL Architects is the architect of record.
“The irregular shape of the site was one challenge, and another challenge was to create a massing that can not only stand out by itself but also complement, contrast, and work with Vancouver House as a gateway into the city.”
She said her team’s own interpretation of Vancouver House, designed by Bjarke Ingels Group, is a “masculine shoulder,” with its “triangular broad shoulders of a man.”
They responded to this unique interpretation by creating a tower design that replicates the elegant character and movement of a dancing female wearing a veil dress.
Glass coupled with varying high-quality materials for the facade create the contrasting yet smooth curvaceous lines of the building.
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Pricing for 601 Beach Crescent by Pinnacle
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Floor Plans for 601 Beach Crescent by Pinnacle
This development will offer the following mix of residences:
- approximately 303 market homes within the tower
- 152 non-market housing units
- Sixty-nine percent of the market units will be two bedrooms or larger
Amenities at 601 Beach Crescent by Pinnacle
A podium with an 18,000-square-foot retail space, second-floor amenities for the affordable housing residents, and extensive amenities with a pool on the podium rooftop for the market unit residents.
Parking and Storage
455 parking stalls and 970 bicycle parking spaces.
Maintenance Fees at 601 Beach Crescent by Pinnacle
Developer Team for 601 Beach Crescent by Pinnacle
Pinnacle International is one of North America’s leading builders of luxury condominium residences, master-planned communities, hotels and commercial developments. Based in Vancouver, BC, Pinnacle has been involved in the development, design, construction and management of their projects for over 40 years. With this experience and expertise, Pinnacle has completed over 10,000 residences to help create and enrich neighbourhoods in Vancouver, Toronto and San Diego. Pinnacle has development plans for an additional 10,000 residential suites located in various master-planned, mixed-use locations throughout North America
At GBL, we believe that success in form isn’t simply defined by a strength to endure, but through an ability to surprise over time. We design with the belief that form plays a vital role in defining experience through an ever-changing dynamic between sculptural artistry and social responsibility.
The design, by Chinese architectural firm JYOM Architecture with local firm GBL Architects, makes clear reference to the building’s iconic neighbour, with fluid lines on its façade that echo the twist in the tower opposite.
Expected Completion for 601 Beach Crescent
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