Firm LocationVancouver, Canada
Project locationVancouver, BC Canada
CompanyHenriquez Partners Architects
Lead ArchitectGregory Henriquez
Design TeamStructural Engineers: Glotman Simpson, MEP Engineers: WSP, Contractors: Axiom Builders
ClientBosa Properties

Just two blocks from the waterfront in Coal Harbour, Cardero is a modern obelisk acknowledging its role as one enters Downtown Vancouver from the North Shore on West Georgia Street. The building’s distinctive origami-like screens were inspired by its nautical surroundings – seagulls and seaplanes in Coal Harbour, and the hang gliders that can be seen catapulting off Grouse Mountain in the distance. Characterized by deeply angled V-shapes formed in white steel, the resulting dual form provides shading and privacy for residents while reducing solar heat gain.