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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March 08, 2014

Gesamtkunstwerk Exhibition: The Venue


The Gesamtkunstwerk exhibition gallery will be about endless creativity and interaction.

Contemporary in design and nostalgic by nature, the bright 3,000 square foot space will house an exhibition that opens up the design, context and background of Vancouver House to public understanding with powerful visuals and commentary, showing how “Total Design” can transform contemporary high rise residential living through the synthesis of art, architecture, interior design, urbanism and energy with public-mindedness.




From historic details curated by architectural critic Trevor Boddy to a collection of gorgeous images from the world’s top mobile photographers, the Gesamtskunstwerk exhibition showcases Vancouver’s architectural coming-of-age and evolution, as it finds a prime place on architecture’s international stage.

Opening to the public on March 22, exhibition hours are 11am to 5pm from Monday to Sunday until mid-May. Admission is free.

Come in and explore.



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