#1688, 998 Expo Blvd, Vancouver
The ARC Vancouver, designed by Vancouver-based Francl Architecture, will define the city’s central skyline with its slender design. It is set to be an architectural icon and a celebration of West Coast sensibilities.
Sitting between the Nelson Street off ramp and the Smithe Street off ramp, The Arc an iconic and bold architectural design is a luxurious and timeless creation that defines the next generation of Vancouverism. The Arc is central to downtown and the thriving communities just outside the core, like Mount Pleasant, Cambie Village, BC Place and all the False Creek Amenities.
Its clean and crisp shape is based on the movement of wind and water while the intricate details of its glass-cladded façade resembles the graceful lines of a flag fluttering in the wind. It bends inwards and outwards on a southeast to northwest axis that runs parallel to the adjacent bridge, although it breaks the rectangular confines of the city’s street grid.
The 288-foot-tall, 29-storey property consists of two tower forms, linked together by an epic eight-storey span, which will support the condominiums above as well as the The ARC Sky Club; an amenity rivaling top hotels around the world. It will be perched between the building forms where the larger form envelops the other structure. It is an engineering feat which does not require additional support between to retain its architectural integrity.
Each residence will feature opulent and unique finishes, such as a movable wall (in the majority of suites) and an outdoor patio deck that offers spectacular views of the city, mountain and ocean. In addition, the resort-style amenities will be elevated to the 20th floor with glass bottom indoor swimming pool and a Sky lounge.