World’s tallest passive house building to be built in Vancouver

Canadian developer Brivia Group has selected downtown Vancouver as the location of its most sustainable project. CURV, a 60-storey  low carbon and energy efficient residential development, will be the world’s tallest passive house building, according to the developers.
British architect Tom Wright of WKK Architects and interior designer Andres Escobar of New York-based Lemay + Escobar, have also been selected to work on the project.

“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 Tom. “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.”  

Passive House is the highest standard for energy efficiency in commercial and residential buildings, says the developers: “In addition to significantly reduced CO2 emissions compared to traditional residential towers, residents in passive house buildings also benefit from improved insulation that significantly reduces energy bills, sound transmission and gives a consistent indoor temperature year-round.” 

Located at the highest point of downtown Vancouver between Burrard and Thurlow Streets, will feature socially sustainable outdoor gathering areas including a children’s play area designed with a natural material palette, rooftop amenities that includes a hot tub, lounge area, BBQ kitchen with dining area, social spaces and two tv screens.

“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. 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.”

Sales for CURV will launch Fall 2022. 

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