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Arthur C. Erickson Re-Designs Landmark Building in Coal Harbour

Arthur C. Erickson Re-Designs Landmark Building in Coal Harbour

Vancouver's Evergreen Building to Become Luxury Residences

(PRWEB) September 27, 2004

The landmark Evergreen Building in the heart of Coal Harbour at 1285 West Pender St. will soon become the Coal Harbour Residences by Arthur Erickson. Its original Canadian architectural designer, the noteworthy and visionary Arthur Erickson, will remodel this 25-year-old landmark building for its renaissance expected in spring 2006.

The Coal Harbour Residences by Arthur Erickson will feature large, luxurious apartments, with decks, designer kitchens, 10 foot high ceilings, and sweeping views of Coal Harbour. These features will make the apartments a unique find for the discerning buyer.

“These residences are an exclusive offering in an area that is quickly becoming known as the Riviera of Canada for all the international residents it is attracting, and for local residents who enjoy the Coal Harbour lifestyle,” says George Wong of Platinum Project Marketing Group, MacDonald Realty Ltd. which is marketing the high end condos.

The essence of the development application outlines the conversion of all of the office space into lush, haut-de-gamme and uniquely designed residences, and town homes. The new project will maintain its distinguished and unique concrete architectural façade complete with hanging greenery on the spacious terraces. An addition of four stories, a penthouse and a roof top garden are implemented in the project on the already existing ten story high building totaling over 100,000 square feet.

These exclusive residences will have an average size of 1,500 square feet, with a penthouse of close to 5,000 square feet. Re-designed exclusively by Arthur Erickson, the 69 residences will each hold a unique cachet. Because of their prime location, the future owners will also enjoy their own spectacular view of the Stanley Park seawall and Marina from their private terraces.

This real-estate project will break ground over the next few months. The Platinum Project Marketing Group, MacDonald Realty Ltd, will make these luxurious properties available for home buyers expected in October 2004. Occupancy is anticipated for spring of 2006. The prices will be an average of $1 million, and up to $4 million Canadian dollars.

About Arthur C. Erickson

This Canadian architect, born in Vancouver, BC is considered one of Canada's greatest. Studied at the University of British Columbia and McGill University, and after traveling extensively in Europe and the Far East, returned to practice in Vancouver. He is a Companion of the Order of Canada. He contributed to the rebirth of Modernism within Canada, and is known for his unique ability to handle large-scale contemporary architecture, which is sensitive to its location by exploiting the effects of various materials and structural systems. He has designed private homes such as the Puget Sound House and the Newport Beach House, and public buildings such as the San Diego Convention Center and the UBC Museum of Anthropology, the Vancouver Court House, Simon Fraser University, and the Canadian Embassy in Washington, DC. He has won numerous awards including the Gold Medal from the American Institute of Architects, the French Academy of Architects, the Chicago Architecture Award, as well as the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, eight Massey Medals and the PresidentÂ’s Award of Excellence from the American Society of Landscape Architects. He is an Honorary Member of the Consejo Superior de los Collegios Arquitectos of Spain, an Honorary Fellow of the Collegio de Arquitectura of Mexico, as well as an Honorary Fellow, Royal Institute of British Architects and an Honorary Master, Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation and School.

About the developers:

The Coal Harbour Residences is the latest project from the Cathedral Development Group.

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