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Striking multi-tower vision unveiled for Langford's Bear Mountain community

An artist's rendering of architect Arno Matis' architectural vision for a vertical micro-climate resort that could one day rise atop Bear Mountain in Langford.  Arno Matis

Striking multi-tower vision unveiled for Langford's Bear Mountain community
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If built, a striking architectural vision for Langford's Bear Mountain development could push the frontiers of southern Vancouver Island architectural design.

Vancouver-based architect Arno Matis' vertical micro-climate (VMC) resort concept, pitched for a site atop Bear Mountain, would yield several concave residential towers totalling some 450,000 square feet.

However, while the concept has merit and most certainly serves as a conversation piece, the likelihood of Matis' towers coming to fruition depends on market forces, according to a statement issued to Business in Vancouver (BIV) by Bear Mountain owner Ecoasis.

"Scheduling to advance such a project has yet to be defined and would most certainly be driven by demand," said said Shannon Drew, vice-president, corporate affairs and community initiatives, for Ecoasis.

BIV also reports Matis will present his VMC plans – described by the architect as "dramatic cantilever decks that stagger and terrace like evergreen tree branches atop a rippled pond – at a New York City design competition this fall. C

 
 

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