SOURCE: PortLiving


April 06, 2016 11:30 ET

Vancouver-Based Developer PortLiving Announces Shigeru Ban Architects' First Project in Canada

Pritzker Prize Winner Shigeru Ban and PortLiving Announce a Collaboration That Will Bring a Unique Residential Project to Canada's Most Dynamic Real Estate Market

VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwired - April 06, 2016) - Award-winning, real estate developer PortLiving today announced its collaboration with Shigeru Ban, the world-renowned architect recognized for his pioneering use of materials and his dedication to humanitarian efforts.

Shigeru Ban and PortLiving will bring their vision, to one of the last available locations to be developed in Vancouver's exclusive Coal Harbour neighbourhood. This building will set a new standard for luxury urban development, sustainability, and engineering innovation. This marks the first time Shigeru Ban Architects has undertaken a project in Canada.

"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."

Shigeru Ban's residential projects span the globe, from Villa Vista on the exotic coastline of Sri Lanka to Metal Shutter House in Manhattan, Cast Iron House in Tribeca and Curtain Wall House in the architect's birthplace of Tokyo. This new residential development in Coal Harbour will be the architect's tallest structure designed to-date.

In 2014, Ban was named the 37th recipient of the Pritzker Architecture Prize, the most prestigious award in modern architecture. Shigeru Ban was cited for his innovative use of materials and his dedication to global humanitarian efforts. His disaster relief projects demonstrate the same inventive and sustainable design approach used for his many famed projects that include the Centré Pompidou-Metz and Cité Musicale in France, the Aspen Art Museum, the Nomadic Museum and MoMA Paper Arch in Manhattan and the new headquarters for Swatch and Omega in Switzerland.

"Shigeru Ban Architects welcomes this chance to design our first building in Canada. It is an opportunity to embrace the natural beauty of the surroundings and to capture inspiring views," said Dean Maltz, Partner, Shigeru Ban Architects USA.

Specific project details will be shared when PortLiving officially unveils this development with Shigeru Ban Architects later this year.

About PortLiving:

Founded in 2003, as part of Port Capital Group, PortLiving focuses on developing innovative and well-located projects. Through property investments and exceptional developments, PortLiving is a focused, creative, responsible and award-winning real estate organization with unwavering commitment to the highest standards of quality. PortLiving defines urban living by creating working and living environments that are sustainable, practical, and serve to strengthen communities through innovative design and thoughtful intent. For more information and to view PortLiving's portfolio visit

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