What is the Butterfly Building in Vancouver?
- iconic, 56-storey tower
- 294 market strata condos
- 1-bedroom to large 3-bedroom unit types
- open garden courts
- cafe or restaurant
- fitness room & swimming pool
- public plaza
- sustainability goals exceeding LEED Gold
Butterfly Building in Vancouver’s West End
As part of the historic restoration and expansion of one of Vancouver’s oldest churches, Westbank Projects bring you yet another iconic building, The Butterfly Building designed by Bing Thom Architects. Inspired by church organ pipes, this 550-foot luxury residential tower incorporates several innovative features, such as “sky gardens”, waste collection elevator cabs, and smart thermostats. Integrated with the church, expanded community program space, and a rental apartment building, the Burrard and Nelson complex represents a ceremonial crossroads between Vancouver’s old residential district and its commercial downtown.
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Living at Burrard and Nelson, you’ll appreciate its prime location in the middle of the city. Explore Pacific Centre and Robson Street for your shopping needs. For groceries, Marketplace IGA is just a block away or get them direct from the farmer at the West End Farmer’s Market every Saturday at Nelson Park. Feel like going out on the town? Hundreds of dining and entertainment choices can be found just steps from your door along Granville and Davie, including Scotiabank Theatre and great music venues, like the Commodore and Vogue Theatre. At Christmas, be sure to see the uplifting Vancouver Outreach Community Sweet Soul Gospel Choir perform across the street at St. Andrew’s-Wesley United Church.
Pricing for Burrard and Nelson
With this development in pre-construction, pricing information has not been released. To take advantage of this incredible purchase opportunity, we strongly recommend signing up to our VIP List to ensure you receive any news.
Floor Plans for Burrard and Nelson
Final plans have not been published. However, we know that of the 294 proposed market condominiums, 75 are to be 1-bedroom, 133 are 2-bedroom, and 85 are 3-bedroom. This means that 75% are suitable for family living.
Amenities at The Butterfly Building at Burrard and Nelson
In addition to a lobby lounge, there will be a ground level cafe or restaurant and a shared common room. To keep fit, an enclosed swimming pool and gym will be available. A unique feature of Burrard and Nelson are outdoor “sky gardens”, located every three floors between homes, which aim to encourage socializing amongst residents.
Parking and Storage
Six levels of underground parking will provide 417 vehicle stalls and 300 Class A bicycle stalls for both the residential tower and the neighbouring rental building. Another 150 bicycle stalls will be situated in the open garden courts of the tower. There will also be one Class A and two Class B loading bays
Maintenance Fees for Butterfly at Burrard and Nelson
These are yet to be determined.
Developer Team for Burrard and Nelson
The First Baptist Church has partnered with Westbank Projects and Bing Thom Architects to build this striking 550-foot residential tower.
Established in 1992, Westbank is one of North America’s leading developers, with over $25 billion of real estate projects constructed or currently under development. Westbank projects have consistently led their markets because of design innovation – the creation of value through ideas. The core of Westbank’s mission is to create a body of work with a high degree of artistry that helps foster more equitable and beautiful cities.
Bing Thom Architects is an innovative and global architectural and urban design practice with an emphasis on community-minded work. Founded in 1982, the firm has a core staff of 50 who, in addition to architecture and planning, bring expertise in engineering, sustainable building, interior design, project management, landscape design, and construction. With offices in Vancouver, Hong Kong, and Washington, DC, Bing Thom is known for design excellence and the ability to integrate site master planning, architecture and urban design into a compelling vision that inspires individuals, institutions and communities to do great things.
Expected Completion for Burrard and Nelson
To be announced.
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