News, Culture & Society

Pictured: Fifteen Fifteen, the amazing new tower in Vancouver that looks like a game of Jenga

Prospective homeowners with a head for heights will love this new development in Vancouver – because it has rooms that cantilever out over the street.

Pictures reveal how these floating rooms make the stunning new residential tower resemble a game of Jenga. Being inside one will ‘create the sensation of floating high above the city, the ocean, and the mountains’, say the architects. 

The 42-storey tower is called ‘Fifteen Fifteen’ and it’s set to be built in the Coal Harbour neighbourhood of the Canadian city – and it’s due to open in 2026.

The ‘Fifteen Fifteen’ development in Vancouver has rooms that cantilever out over the street 

The cantilevered glass-enclosed rooms, reinforced by steel columns, are a feature of the 18 ‘Observatory Residences’ in the building, which was designed by German architect Ole Scheeren. These apartments, likened to ‘glass boxes in the sky’, are on the market with a starting price of £3.2million (5.6million Canadian Dollars). 

The entryway to each ‘Observatory Residence’ will feature oak flooring, and the bathrooms will be embellished with ‘a floating vanity’ and terrazzo walls.

Moving up the tower, there will be four penthouses available from the 39th to the 42nd floors of the building, each with balconies, ‘generous ceiling heights’ and open-plan kitchens.

The 42-storey tower is set to be built in Vancouver's Coal Harbour neighbourhood and is due to open in 2026

The 42-storey tower is set to be built in Vancouver’s Coal Harbour neighbourhood and is due to open in 2026

Pictures reveal how the floating rooms make the stunning new residential tower resemble a game of Jenga

Pictures reveal how the floating rooms make the stunning new residential tower resemble a game of Jenga

Gliding back down the tower, the Sky Lounge – another cantilevered space – will be situated on level 29, and will offer ‘270-degree panoramas’ of Vancouver. This lounge area will be exclusive to residents, and boasts ‘towering double-height windows’. 

A statement describes the communal area as ‘the most dramatic space in all of Vancouver’. The architect explains: ‘It was a very important decision to give one of the best spaces in the entire building to all the residents.’

Elsewhere in the tower, there will be studio apartments and one, two, and three-bedroom homes, ranging in size from 1,089 sq feet (101 sq metres) to over 3,000 sq feet (279 sq metres). 

The leisure centre will be situated on level four, offering an ‘intimate, boutique-style experience much like a private gym in one’s own home’.  

Being inside one of the cantilevered rooms will 'create the sensation of floating high above the city, the ocean, and the mountains’, say the architects

Being inside one of the cantilevered rooms will ‘create the sensation of floating high above the city, the ocean, and the mountains’, say the architects 

A rendering shows one of the apartments in the complex. The building was designed by German architect Ole Scheeren

A rendering shows one of the apartments in the complex. The building was designed by German architect Ole Scheeren

Pictured is a rendering of the open-plan kitchen in one of the four penthouses in the building

Pictured is a rendering of the open-plan kitchen in one of the four penthouses in the building

The tower features studio apartments and one, two, and three-bedroom homes, ranging in size from 1,089 sq feet (101 sq metres) to over 3,000 sq feet (279 sq metres)

The tower features studio apartments and one, two, and three-bedroom homes, ranging in size from 1,089 sq feet (101 sq metres) to over 3,000 sq feet (279 sq metres)

It will house a gym with ’expansive full-height windows’, so residents get a glorious view while working out, a dedicated yoga studio and an outdoor terrace, ‘where in warmer weather residents can practice yoga while enjoying a breeze among the treetops’.

A private dining room and bar area will also occupy space in the building. 

This area, which can be reserved by residents for ‘intimate dinners or cocktail parties’, leads out to a balcony that offers ‘views of downtown and nature’. 

Pictured is the communal cantilevered Sky Lounge, which will be situated on level 29 and will offer ‘270-degree panoramas’ of Vancouver

Pictured is the communal cantilevered Sky Lounge, which will be situated on level 29 and will offer ‘270-degree panoramas’ of Vancouver

A statement describes the Sky Lounge area, pictured, as ‘the most dramatic space in all of Vancouver’

A statement describes the Sky Lounge area, pictured, as ‘the most dramatic space in all of Vancouver’

Residents will be able to look through the gym’s ’expansive full-height windows’ while they work out

Residents will be able to look through the gym’s ’expansive full-height windows’ while they work out

There will be a dedicated yoga studio and an outdoor terrace, ‘where in warmer weather residents can practice yoga while enjoying a breeze among the treetops’

There will be a dedicated yoga studio and an outdoor terrace, ‘where in warmer weather residents can practice yoga while enjoying a breeze among the treetops’

The entranceway to the complex will be framed by a ‘shimmering golden canopy’. 

Just inside the door, residents will find the lobby area – ‘an elegant space’ with wooden wall-panelling, terrazzo floors, and ‘an illuminated gold-tone water feature that brings an element of nature indoors’.

There are plans in place for the ground floor to also feature a cafe with ‘large windows and outdoor seating overlooking a landscaped plaza and [a] water feature’. 

The car park will be situated in the basement, and there, residents will have their automobiles ‘retrieved by a full-time valet at a moment’s notice’. The adjoining valet station is described as a ‘dramatic space resembling a cutting-edge art gallery, with polished concrete floors’.

There will be a private dining room and bar area (pictured) in the building that can be reserved by residents to ‘host intimate dinners or exclusive cocktail parties’

There will be a private dining room and bar area (pictured) in the building that can be reserved by residents to ‘host intimate dinners or exclusive cocktail parties’

There are plans in place for a cafe on the ground floor of the tower (pictured), which will feature ‘large windows and outdoor seating overlooking a landscaped plaza and [a] water feature’

There are plans in place for a cafe on the ground floor of the tower (pictured), which will feature ‘large windows and outdoor seating overlooking a landscaped plaza and [a] water feature’

The entranceway to the complex, pictured above, will be framed by a ‘shimmering golden canopy’

The entranceway to the complex, pictured above, will be framed by a ‘shimmering golden canopy’

A rendering shows the valet station in the basement. Residents will have their automobiles ‘retrieved by a full-time valet at a moment’s notice’

A rendering shows the valet station in the basement. Residents will have their automobiles ‘retrieved by a full-time valet at a moment’s notice’

According to a statement, environmentally-friendly materials and ‘energy-efficient systems’ were implemented in the design of the building. The properties in the tower also feature ‘advanced filtration systems that deliver purified air and water’. 

With the complex, the developers hope to achieve a Leed (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold international sustainability certification.

The building, developed by Bosa Properties and Kingswood Properties, is described as ‘precision-driven architecture, at its finest’. 

The building, developed by Bosa Properties and Kingswood Properties, is described as ‘precision-driven architecture, at its finest’

The building, developed by Bosa Properties and Kingswood Properties, is described as ‘precision-driven architecture, at its finest’

Residences within the complex are already on the market. Prices for studio apartments start from £523,488 (900,000 Canadian Dollars), and two and three-bedroom residences are priced from £1.2million (2.2million Canadian Dollars)

Residences within the complex are already on the market. Prices for studio apartments start from £523,488 (900,000 Canadian Dollars), and two and three-bedroom residences are priced from £1.2million (2.2million Canadian Dollars)

Scheeren says: ‘For many years, I have explored the question of how we want to live in relation to our own private spaces as well as our communities, our cities, and the environment – and what architecture means in this context.

‘Born from an idea of three-dimensional living, Fifteen Fifteen’s strong sculptural form introduces horizontality to an urban tower. Its distinctive silhouette flows from the idea of activation. Fifteen Fifteen is about connectivity – connecting people to each other and to their surroundings – and offers an interactive way of living.’ 

Residences within the complex are already up for sale. Prices for studio apartments start from £523,488 (900,000 Canadian Dollars), and two and three-bedroom residences are priced from £1.2million (2.2million Canadian Dollars). For more information visit fifteen-fifteen.bosaproperties.com/en.

***
Read more at DailyMail.co.uk