A timeless masterpiece to grace the Vancouver skylineProperty | 11 Jan 2018
Designed to mimic the ephemeral beauty of clouds, Westbank's latest development - The Butterfly in Vancouver - assembles pure light, fluidity, airiness and comfort to bestow a precious sense of elegance on its residents.
Upon completion by the end of 2022, The Butterfly will be a magnificent 57-story residential tower, offering a total of 331 apartments in one- to three-bedroom, sub-penthouse and penthouse layouts. It will be a vertical neighborhood that comprises homes, outdoor spaces, recreational amenities, and car parks.
Cutting-edge architectural design
Westbank has commissioned the internationally-acclaimed architect Bing Thom and his team to come up with a holistic conceptual design for the whole building. What captures the eye first and foremost is the state-of-the-art facade that is reminiscent of the sweeping curves of billowing clouds. The curvature of the panel on the facade is a result of sandwiched insulation, providing exceptional thermal resistance, enhanced acoustical performance and occupant comfort. The facade also comprises open-air breezeways that allow sunlight and starlight to shine through, adding a sense of airiness and spaciousness to the grand entrance.
Installed above the concrete is a high-performance, curved, double-glazed low-E coated curtain wall system with an aluminum frame. Together, these components achieve an R-15 panel rating assembly which makes up the building envelope and facade, lowering the energy demands of the development.
The Butterfly is designed for self-sufficiency, enabling residents to enjoy a balanced, relaxed lifestyle. There is a wellness studio and aqua center offering facilities for exercise, such as an indoor, heated 50-meter Olympic length lap pool, a fully-equipped fitness center and a yoga studio. You can also unwind in the luxuriously designed spa adjacent to the pool deck.
The double-height lobby, which offers a 24-hour concierge service to pamper residents, is stylishly furnished to the highest order, with ceilings and walls draped in white fabric to create a cocoon-like atmosphere. Thom makes sure that the sculptural concierge desk and seating blend in with the warm hue of the lobby, while an Italian crafted Fazioli piano adds an exquisite touch of class to the overall grandeur.
Designed to embrace nature, every third floor features trees, bushes and flowering plants in the private gardens within the building where residents can take a leisurely stroll and take in the fresh, gentle breeze. There is also an entertainment lounge equipped with professional-grade appliances and dining ware, where you can organize weekend gatherings with family or friends.
(Subhead) Exquisite interior design
All apartments are stylishly furnished with quality fittings to create 'homes in the sky'. The dining table emerges organically from the kitchen counter, in a gently curving shape that barely touches the ground. Glass panels and semi-transparent curtains allow natural light to filter through into your home, while pure white floors, ceilings and glass walls dissolve structural confines to create the sensation of continuous space and a beautiful state of permanent motion.
The kitchen features custom-designed, Italian-crafted cabinetry, including an island with an eucalyptus wood base, white matte solid surface countertops and integrated cantilevered dining table. Bathrooms follow the theme with matte white porcelain tiles, and contemporary fittings in polished gold or brushed silver color finish.
For your convenience, Westbank offers a home appliance package so that you can simply move in with your bags. The package includes a fully-integrated bottom mount fridge, 4- or 5-burner gas cooktop, slide out hood fan, dishwasher and many more appliances from the luxury electronic brand Miele.
(Textbox) The Butterfly
Address: 969 Burrard Street & 1019-1045 Nelson Street, Vancouver, Canada
Completion date: end of 2022
Layout and number of units:
1-bedroom - 136; 2-bedroom - 146
3-bedroom - 39; penthouses & sub-penthouses - 10