Westbank has built a practice around long-term commitments to artistry, sustainability and city-building. These commitments underlie an orientation towards projects like Woodwards, Vancouver House, Mirvish Village, Telus Garden and Oakridge – catalysts for larger change that go beyond the borders of the projects themselves. We are here to create. To provoke. To ignite. We are the vehicle for a new movement of cultural expression.

As the practice matures, we have become more ambitious. With every new project reflecting our commitment to the philosophy behind Gesamkunstwerk, or in our recent work the Japanese philosophy behind layering, the net effect is that our work becomes much more complex and far-reaching.

The core of Westbank’s mission is to create a body of work with a high degree of artistry that helps foster more equitable and beautiful cities. Westbank is active across Canada and in the United States, with projects including luxury residential, Five Star hotels, retail, office, rental, district energy systems, affordable housing initiatives and public art. Established in 1992, we are one of North America’s leading developers, with offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Seattle, Shanghai, Beijing, Taiwan, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Shenzhen and over 25 billion dollars of projects completed or under development.

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May 13, 2016

BIG Partners with Hyperloop One

Elon Musk’s Hyperloop transit was proposed in 2013. Today the genius behind Tesla and SpaceX has done its first test of Hyperloop One. For those not sure what Hyperloop is, it’s a new transit system that goes above speeds of 700 mph , and can take one from Los Angeles to San Francisco in half an hour. To put into perspective, a flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco is over an hour and driving would be around 6 hours.

In addition, Hyperloop One announced a new list of high calibre partnerships including our own architect of Vancouver House, Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG).

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