Canadian developer Brivia Group has selected downtown Vancouver as the location of its newest and most sustainable project yet
CURV, a 60-storey residential development, will be the world’s tallest passive house building. Passive house buildings are low-carbon, energy-efficient, and contribute to a healthier planet, which the Brivia team notes will ‘mirror the environmental ethos of the city of Vancouver’.
“The realization of CURV reinforces the narrative that Brivia Group is at the forefront of sustainable building design,” said Kheng Ly, president and CEO of Brivia Group. "Designed to harness its own energy, deliver ultra-filtered air and attenuate noise from outside, CURV will be the most energy-efficient structure of its type ever built."
Not only do passive house buildings feature significantly reduced CO2 emissions compared to traditional residential towers, residents in passive house buildings also benefit from improved insulation, which reduces energy bills and sound transmission.
The team who will bring this impressive project to life includes world-renowned British architect Tom Wright of WKK Architects and award-winning interior designer Andres Escobar of New York-based Lemay + Escobar. Tom Wright is best known for designing the remarkable Burj Al Arab in Dubai, and this will be his first building project in North America.
CURV will be located at the highest point of downtown Vancouver (between Burrard and Thurlow Streets), will feature 60 storeys and a total of 501 units, and is surrounded by socially sustainable outdoor gathering areas. Sales for CURV will launch in 2022.
“We hope it will quickly become a blueprint for future towers around the world as cities push for a more sustainable future,” says Ly, “The idea of a super-tall passive house tower is especially fitting in a city with such high environmental aspirations. CURV will be an eco-friendly landmark, contributing to Vancouver’s iconic skyline.”