What’s that at 1277 Melville in Coal Harbour? Flatiron?
Triangles. A triangle meeting of the West End, Coal Harbour and Stanley Park.
The triangular intersection of Melville, Pender and Jervis, and the Flatiron: designed with inspiration from the old triangular Flatiron building in New York City. Described as a “lithe and elegant tower”, the Flatiron makes maximum use of a small triangle of land.
The Flatiron will be one of Coal Harbour’s most exclusive residential buildings, with only 52 homes in a sleek 28-story tower, to be completed in 2008. Taking advantage of the extraordinary views of that this tower offers, the building features only two exclusive homes per floor, each fronting on to incredible waterfront & mountain views.
This building truly participates in the luxury concept that Coal Harbour residences are known for, and will be an example of extraordinary Vancouver living, close to everything from the marina to the park to downtown and Robson Street, not to mention the recreational seawall.
Homes in the Flatiron are lightfilled spaces with glass on 3 sides, and sustainability features such as gardens on all rooftops and design for effective low energy use, including geothermal heat. Open windows will bring in the sea breezes.
The Flatiron building is seen here in context, shaded aqua.
There’s a great video that shows 3D rendering of the completed building in context, and it really gives you a sense of the building and its presence in the new Coal Harbour. Check it out here on the developer’s site.
(Images are from the Flatiron site, which includes lots more info, including building amenities and residence details)