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 12, 2014

Showcase Piano Event

The gallery space was buzzing with adults and children in their finest attire at the Showcase Piano soiree on Saturday May 10, 2014, hosted by Manuel Bernaschek.

An authentic black Fazioli was brought in for the occasion, which got its ivory keys performed on beautifully by a group of talented young pianists, decked out in their best jackets and dresses. Young prodigies included Ryan Wang, who made an appearance on The Ellen Show last year, and the musical portion concluded with a performance by a pair of female opera singers. Models circled the room, showing off the latest in upscale designer wear.

Exhibition curator Trevor Boddy made a guest appearance to address the crowd on Gesamtkunstwerk and why the space existed for everyone to enjoy.

It was a lovely evening of high fashion and magical music!







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