Pritzker laureate Shigeru Ban has been tapped to design his first building in Canada: an innovative high-rise set to be the world’s tallest hybrid timber tower once complete. Created in collaboration with real estate developer PortLiving, the luxury tower will be developed in Vancouver’s Coal Harbour neighborhood. As with all of Ban’s projects, the Vancouver project will showcase an environmentally sustainable design approach and a pioneering use of materials.



world’s tallest hybrid timber tower, Vancouver project Shigeru Ban, Shigeru Ban Vancouver Architecture, World’s Tallest Hybrid Timber Tower by Shigeru Ban and PortLiving, Shigeru Ban and PortLiving

Shigeru Ban has designed residential projects around the world, from the Metal Shutter House in Manhattan to the Curtain Wall House in Tokyo, however, the Vancouver residential development will be the architect’s tallest structure designed to-date. The building will be set in one of the last available locations in Coal Harbor, and is expected to set a new standard for luxury urban development, sustainability, and engineering innovation.

Related: 10 Incredible Designs by Pritzker Prize Laureate Shigeru Ban

“We are honoured to be working with Shigeru Ban and his team to bring a visionary design and new landmark to the City of Vancouver,” said Macario (Tobi) Reyes, founder and CEO of PortLiving. “We are extremely excited by Shigeru Ban’s decision to bring his craft to the Pacific Northwest, where we expect he will be embraced for his environmentally-sustainable approach, creative integration of outdoor living, and his leadership in innovation.” Specific project details and designs will be revealed later this year.

+ Shigeru Ban

Images via PortLiving