with Arno Matis + Chris Doray
25 level tower + market + transit station
A 25 storey mixed-use “green-house” tower (with commercial and educational programs on the lower floors, and residential units above) is skinned with an integrated agricultural envelope that can be farmed for leafy greens. Wrapping the tower is an operable louvered glazing system providing natural ventilation for the tower and its harvest. Flowing downwards, the outer glazing skin forms an open atrium and entry way into the public market.
The open multi-purpose market stretches across the entire site, allowing the space to be used freely as an open plaza – a place where the public can interact, shop (while going to and from the skytrain station) farmers can sell the produce harvested on the tower and where public events can celebrate Vancouver, the neighbourhood and its cultures.