The 60-storey Curv residential development is designed to utilise its own energy with sustainable outputs, operating in line with the Canadian city’s Greenest City Action Plan.
Canadian developer Brivia Group has chosen downtown Vancouver as the location for what it claims to be the world’s tallest passive house building.
Curv is a 60-storey, low-carbon and energy-efficient residential development that seeks to mirror the environmental ethos of the city.
Passive House is the highest standard for energy efficiency in commercial and residential buildings worldwide. Passive Houses are ultra-low-energy buildings that consume up to 90 per cent less heating and cooling energy than conventional buildings.
Curv is designed to utilise its own energy with sustainable outputs, operating in line with Vancouver’s Greenest City Action Plan. In addition to significantly reduced CO2 emissions, residents of passive house buildings also benefit from improved insulation that significantly reduces energy bills, sound transmission and gives a consistent indoor temperature year-round. The 585-foot tower will rank among the tallest in Vancouver.
“The realisation 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.
“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”
“We hope it will quickly become a blueprint for future towers around the world as cities push for a more sustainable future. 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.”
Curv takes on the curved form of a new shoot, a symbol of regrowth and environmental hope. The tower represents a shift in direction for building design, delivering on environmental promises while maintaining architectural boldness and stunning aesthetic, according to the developer.
“It was a pleasure collaborating with Brivia Group to deliver on a building as important as Curv that will raise the bar for developers,” said Wright. “At WKK, sustainability is now embedded in our culture. Superior design, with consideration and thought into the long-term impacts on our communities and environment, can truly improve our quality of life and enrich our experiences, today and for generations to come.”
Curv, located at the highest point of downtown Vancouver between Burrard and Thurlow Streets, will feature: 60 storeys and a total of 501 units; walkable location surrounded by socially sustainable outdoor gathering areas including a children’s play area designed with a natural material palette; and rooftop amenities.
Sales for Curv will launch in autumn 2022.