SenákwVancouver City Vancouver West Kitsilano
- Buildings Address: 1655 Whyte Avenue, Vancouver, BC
- Developer: Squamish Nation & Westbank
- Architect: Revery Architecture
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Senákw is a new condo development by Squamish Nation and Westbank currently in preconstruction in Vancouver, BC.
The proposed form of development has naturally emerged from a series of urban design, programmatic and aspirational influences that respond to the unique location and historic context of the site. Inspired by the traditional oral storytelling and values of the Squamish Nation, their deep embrace of Nature – the mountains, forest and water and their craftwork traditions of carving and weaving – was the emergence of two distinct building typologies whose paths seamlessly converge at the foot of the Burrard Street Bridge.
One typology is organic and free-form, while the other more restrained and structured. The ‘coming together’ of these two diverse, yet characteristically similar typologies endorses an urban dialogue with a broader vision of reconciliation. With the same spirit, the project recognizes the site’s historic roots while celebrating the path to its future.