Designboom Talks to Kengo Kuma About Alberni
designboom was invited to the official presentation of the Westbank project in Vancouver where they spoke with Kengo Kuma about the Alberni project, and what he wanted to achieve in this, his first skyscraper in Canada.
Kuma noted that Vancouver is a beautiful place. The wild nature and the beautiful ocean is in the centre of the city.
With Alberni I learned how to fit a skyscraper into a beautiful city. This skyscraper is a response to the beautiful city — Kengo Kuma
design boom described Westbank as “an avant garde developer whose scope of work transcends that of the traditional developer through its holistic integration of the senses, merging the worlds of construction, urban design, art, culture, and philanthropy that results in structures that are meant to fit within the greater context of the community in all aspects.”