Last year Canadian developer Brivia Group selected downtown Vancouver as the location of its newest and most sustainable project yet, CURV.
This week, the team behind CURV were joined by industry professionals and partners of the project at a special event and ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the official launch of the much-anticipated new residential tower, expected to break ground in 2024.
At 60-storeys tall, CURV will be the tallest residential tower in downtown Vancouver and set records as the world’s tallest passive house building, establishing a new benchmark for design and environmental performance as Vancouver marks a significant milestone in the pathway to net zero.
Passive House is an international energy-based standard considered to be the most rigorous in the design and construction industry today.
Far ahead of the City of Vancouver’s push for the carbon-neutrality of new buildings by 2030, CURV, the most energy-efficient structure of its kind, will meet expectations set for higher buildings in Vancouver to be developed with 50% less carbon pollution compared to already advanced requirements for rezoned developments, and up to 90% less carbon pollution compared to towers built in 2014.
“CURV is one of our most ambitious projects to date and when we embarked on this incredible journey, we knew we had to do it right with a team of leading professionals in a fitting and visionary city,” said Kheng Ly, President and CEO, Brivia Group.
“CURV is a symbol for what is possible for future developments around the world, showcasing how buildings will help cities achieve their green goals through elevated sustainability, comfort and design.”
The idea of bringing the world’s tallest passive house building to life was enough to attract world-renowned British architect Tom Wright of WKK Architects and award-winning interior designer Andres Escobar of New York-based Lemay_id, to the project. Both were in Vancouver this week to commemorate the significance of CURV.
For Tom Wright, best known for designing the remarkable Burj Al Arab in Dubai, this will be his first building in North America.
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