The Laureni

Location
Vancouver, BC
Project Size
123,000 sf
Architect
Henriquez Partners Architects
Interior Design
Westbank
Landscape Architect
Durante Kreuk Ltd.
Commencement
2012
Public Art
Completion
2014

Move-in
September 1, 2014

Overview

The LAUREN is the first new high rise purpose-built market rental building to be built in the West End in decades.

The LAUREN comprises of 186 purpose built rental units, consisting of 22 storeys. The contextually sensitive podium consists of six townhouses at grade of 3-bedrooms for families, and 180 one and two-bedroom rental apartments above. An amenity room is provided on the ground level, and there are 2.5 levels of underground parking with bicycle storage. The tower is sculpted and set back from Comox Street significantly to allow for ample daylight to its surroundings. A large new open green space is provided on the Comox Street frontage, with community gardens and children’s playground for public use and public art.

Neighbourhood

Public Art

Triumph of the Technocrat

This new public artwork is to be constructed entirely from reclaimed wooden girders salvaged from the demolished St. John’s Church that had once existed at the site.