Vanopolis: Between Edifice, Infrastructure and Pseudo-Topographies

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  • Vanopolis proposes a new bridge across Vancouver's False Creek, connecting Yaletown to the north with Fairview Slopes to the south. Several viaducts already span the False Creek Inlet, namely the Burrard, Granville, and Cambie Bridges. The project builds on the language of these crossings to propose a pedestrian bridge supported by housing. 80% of the land on which the False Creek South neighbourhood sits is owned by the City of Vancouver. With leases set to expire in the next decade, concerned parties are keen to know what lies ahead — especially as the area is under pressure to intensify. The proposed pedestrian bridge across False Creek represents a bold approach to accommodating additional density and blurs the boundaries between architecture, infrastructure, and urban design. Using the housing to support the bridge, will enable False Creek South to transform from a low-density enclave to a thriving, connected community.

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  • 2018


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