Qube

 

Qube

Developer: Anthem Properties
Status: Sold Out
City: Downtown Vancouver
Neighbourhood: Coal Harbour
Completed: 2006
Structural Type: Residential high-rise
Storeys: 15
Units: 181
 

We will always remember this to be one of the most trendy and enjoyable 10th floor presentation centers to work in and sell these amazing European-inspired homes. With 180 gorgeous homes situated in Downtown Vancouver’s infamous Coal Harbour, there still wasn’t enough to go around! All 180 homes sold within hours.

Anthem Properties, one of BC and Alberta’s leading residential and commercial developers literally transformed a timeless Vancouver landmark into one of the city’s most recognizable and distinctive condo residences in 2006. QUBE, the name says it all.

Originally this BC Hydro office tower, later bought out by Duke Energy was erected in 1969, inspired by the Cold War’s considerations to space age, and physically unique! It’s in the shape of a 3-D cube that hangs from supporting cables, with a supporting column that runs straight through the middle. The goal was to make the tower earthquake proof. Try explaining that to interested buyers… it was a great lesson in creative construction and design, focused mainly on the suspension-like structure, and involved a big revamp in clever window systems. Despite the fact that the building’s original office style supported no balconies, investors understood the message that they would be buying into a famous Vancouver classic, situated in the most promising rental markets in Vancouver.

Qube offered the same architectural ingenuity when Anthem Properties gutted and re-built the 15-level concrete structure for residential sale.

 
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