Introducing 2030 BARCLAY at Stanley Park—by renowned Canadian architect Richard Henriquez and interiors by Alda Pereira Design.
I’ve always had a special connection to the West End, having lived and invested there for over 12 years. Back in the day when there were mom-and-pop shops like Teresa’s, where breakfast cost $4.95. Now dominated by upscale high-rises and chain restaurants, the character and urban landscape have changed significantly over the years. However, iconic buildings like Presidio, Sylvia Tower, and Eugenia Place (topped by a 37-foot Oak Tree) have stood the test of time as architectural landmarks.
Unbeknown to many a passerby, Henriquez is the visionary behind these wildly imaginative concepts that define neighbourhoods like the West End. He describes his work as art; evidence of a creative act. Not only a profession but a reason for being that tells the story of an individual. A way to make sense of this life we’ve been given on this planet. To find our place in relation to nature, and in relation to time. It has to do with everything. Reconciling past and present—a method to articulate expression such that people can understand it. Art tries to connect those things that are not connectable, and culture is what connects us from generation to generation.
A bold take on the contemporary classic
Envisioned by notable Canadian architect Richard Henriquez, 2030 Barclay offers a bold take on the art of vertical homes. Shaped to address its unique surroundings, the building is a monument to the West End.
Recognized as a Member of the Order of Canada in 2017 for his outstanding contributions to Canadian architecture, Richard Henriquez is also the recipient of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada’s Gold Medal, the highest honour in Canadian professional architecture. As stated by the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, Richard’s work has had a broad and significant impact on the profession, reaching beyond his hometown of Vancouver.
Richard’s understanding of the art of sculpture and architecture is evident as he works from an imaginative tradition where buildings are much more than just composed technologies. His work expresses a search for meaning, demonstrating his ability to transform modest projects into highly symbolic works. His accomplishments raise the profile of architecture for the public and the profession alike.
Among the many facets with which the West End has established itself in the collective imagination, you’ll find Vancouver’s first upscale neighbourhood with elegant family mansions dating back to the 19th century. Following the design philosophy that has defined Alda Pereira’s approach, the interiors at 2030 Barclay feature clean modern lines and classic finishes with a contemporary take. The result is a serene, warm, and welcoming atmosphere where you immediately feel at home.
Alda Pereira Design is a Vancouver-based Interior Design Firm specializing in Private Residential projects and Multi-Unit Developments including towers, townhouses, low-rise developments and marketing centres. The Alda Pereira Design portfolio features an extensive number of versatile projects throughout North America, from inspired elegant urban residences to casual weekend retreats, a wide range of creative retail, restaurant, hotel and corporate interiors featuring signature clean modern lines and classic finishes with a twist.
West Coast Living
At its best, architecture is shaped by the lives with which it is intertwined. From sculptural Bocci lighting in the Lobby Lounge to the world’s most intelligent fitness equipment, 2030 Barclay has curated common areas to suit the resident’s functional and aesthetic needs.
Building for Life
Developers are dedicated to creating meaningful projects — building for life. Among the many facets with which the West End has established itself in the collective imagination, one cannot overlook the fact that it was once home to the City of Vancouver’s first upscale neighbourhood — elegant family mansions dating back to the 19th century. In this spirit of nostalgia, we believe there is also something very special about Canadian architect Richard Henriquez’s legacy in the West End, one that includes the iconic condominiums: Sylvia Tower, Eugenia Place & Presidio.
Recognized as a Member of the Order of Canada in 2017 for his outstanding contributions to Canadian architecture, Richard Henriquez understands the art of sculpture and architecture — which is evident as he works from an imaginative tradition where buildings are much more than just composed technologies. His work expresses a search for meaning, demonstrating his ability to transform projects into highly symbolic works. Through this filter, we felt our site at 2030 Barclay was entirely complementary to Richard’s sensitive attitude towards memory, history and place.
The area West of Denman is uniquely positioned between an old-growth forest, beaches, harbour, mountains and the city. If the location could speak about the materials that best reflected its soul, it would express the language of nostalgia, by questioning it in today’s context. And so began the process of listening in the service of found architecture.
West End Community
The West End is characterized by a large supply of rental housing, with over 80% of households renting their home. Nearly a third of the purpose-built rental housing stock in the city is found in the West End, predominantly in high-rise apartments. The large concentration of rentals is a draw both city- and region-wide and has contributed to the diverse population that currently lives in the West End, attracting a range of ages, ethnicities, income levels and many newcomers to Vancouver.
According to the Senior Vice President of Colliers Canada, there are 8 approved rezonings for West End condo towers that are effectively on hold pending pre-sales market recovery. From these 8 projects alone, the City is owed $342 million in cash & in-kind CACs.
The development will feature 19 homes ranging in price from $3.5 to $9 million. All come with private garages and storage. Contact me to learn more.
Credit: Marcon, Richard Henriquez, Alda Pereira Design