The design of 1550 Alberni Street is shaped by its environment, by Japanese architect Kengo Kuma, developed by Westbank, The 43-storey tower is carved by two emphatic scoops that form deep balconies furnished in wood. Home 3901 features a total of 3,027 Sq. Ft. with 2,140 Sq. Ft. of indoor space and 887 Sq. Ft. of outdoor space with three large bedrooms and three bathrooms. Extending off the master bath is a Japanese soaking tub on the balcony, also known as an ofuro. Each home is designed with fully integrated Miele appliances and one-of-a-kind custom Kengo Kuma kitchen island. Interwoven layers of overlapping textures define the experience of Alberni. From the scale of the city to that of the detail, the architecture reveals a series of stories centred on craftsmanship and materiality. As one moves through the building, new sceneries unfold with increasing definition. Themes of nature, lightness, and transparency carry through with distinct spatial characteristics, always yielding new details upon closer inspection. The unique context of a metropolis surrounded by water and mountains is the source of inspiration for the tower. Residences will enjoy luxurious amenities and services such as 24-hour concierge, private wine-tasting room, art gallery, listening/music room, state-of-the-art fitness centre, and indoor swimming pool. There will be a ground floor eatery called Waketokuyama Japanese Restaurant. The restaurant’s Tokyo location has two Michelin stars and this will be the first location outside of Japan. Kengo Kuma is a master architect, a title reserved for very few in the world and earned with an extraordinary portfolio of outstanding projects of all sizes, in Japan and now across the globe.
3901-1550 Alberni Street, Vancouver, West End