VANCOUVER – Brivia Group has announced CURV, a 60-storey residential development planned for downtown Vancouver, will be the world’s tallest Passive House building.
Passive House is the highest standard for energy efficiency in commercial and residential buildings worldwide, with significantly reduced CO2 emissions compared to traditional residential towers and improved insulation to reduce energy use, sound transmission and consistent indoor temperatures throughout the year.
“The realization of CURV reinforces the narrative that Brivia Group is at the forefront of sustainable building design,” Brivia Group president and CEO Kheng Ly said in a statement. “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.”
The building will be located between Burrard and Thurlow streets and will have a total of 501 units, a walkable location with sustainable outdoor gathering areas and rooftop amenities including a hot tub, lounge area, dining area, social spaces and barbecue kitchen.
IBI Group is the architect of record on the project with Tom Wright of WKK Architects as the design architect and Andres Escobar of New York-based Lemay + Escobar as the interior designer. Wright designed the Burj Al Arab in Dubai and this will be his first North American building.
“It was a pleasure collaborating with Brivia Group to deliver on a building as important as CURV that will raise the bar for developers. 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,” Wright said.
Sales for the building begin in fall 2022 with a presentation centre opening in the summer.