WT Leung Architects Inc.
Durante Kreuk Ltd.
Taking inspiration from the vibrant Chinatown neighbourhood, 188 Keefer was thoughtfully designed by renowned architect, W.T. Leung. Contemporary amenities, mixed-use retail and services at street-level add to the convenience of living here. The brick podium and precast concrete cornice are characteristics of architectural expressions found throughout Chinatown, while the taller tower component is symbolic of the new emerging architectural form in Chinatown. Residents at 188 Keefer will be greeted with an ornamental entry, inspired by a traditional Chinese Moon Gate. Traditionally found in Chinese gardens, this architectural feature acts as a peaceful oasis, welcoming residents with a calming water feature and beautiful garden. The entry at 188 Keefer will incorporate heritage style pavers and modern glass elements as an architectural nod to Chinatown’s past and future, welcoming residents home. The feature concrete wall on the tower will be home to a public art installation by accomplished Vancouver artist Ron Terada. We hope that it’s the start of a rebirth of what should be one of Vancouver’s most vibrant and culturally rich neighbourhoods.