CURV: Vancouver’s Tallest Residential High-Rise and World’s Tallest Passive House

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Written on March 11th, 2023

Introducing CURV – Vancouver’s tallest residential high-rise and the world’s tallest passive house. Located at the highest point of downtown Vancouver, this stunning architectural marvel reflects the dynamic energy of the surrounding Pacific Northwest environment. The project is being managed by Kheng Ly from Canada’s Brivia Group and designed by world-renowned architect Tom Wright, with interior design by Andres Escobar of Lemay & Escobar.

CURV is not just any ordinary residential high-rise; it represents a revolution in sustainable urban living. The building is constructed as a passive house, a concept that originated in Germany and has now become a global trend. The idea behind a passive house is to achieve maximum energy efficiency by minimizing the building’s energy consumption, with the aim of reducing carbon emissions and making the building more eco-friendly.


CURV’s passive house design means that the building is almost airtight, allowing for ultra-filtered air to circulate throughout the building, keeping the air inside the building clean and healthy. This feature is particularly important in today’s world, where air pollution has become a significant concern in many urban areas.

In addition to the ultra-filtered air, CURV also features soft-sound technology that provides a quieter and more peaceful environment. The building’s construction materials have been carefully selected to reduce sound transmission, which is essential in a busy city like Vancouver. Soft-sound technology, combined with ultra-filtered air, creates a serene and healthy living space for residents of CURV.

Another noteworthy feature of CURV is its energy recovery system. The building’s ventilation system is designed to recover heat from the exhaust air and reuse it to preheat the incoming fresh air. This technology helps to reduce the building’s energy consumption and, therefore, its carbon footprint.



CURV’s design is also intended to maximize natural light and views. The building’s curved shape allows for a more extensive range of views, while the floor-to-ceiling windows provide plenty of natural light, creating an open and inviting atmosphere.

CURV’s commitment to sustainability extends beyond the building’s design. The developers have also ensured that the construction process itself is eco-friendly. They have used locally sourced materials, minimized waste, and implemented recycling measures to reduce the environmental impact of the construction.

The 58-storey building will comprise a total of 358 units, ranging from one to three-bedroom units, with sizes ranging from 500 to 1,800 square feet. The building’s amenities are equally impressive, with a fitness center, a yoga studio, a steam room, a sauna, and a spa, among others. The building will also feature a rooftop terrace, complete with a barbecue area, a fire pit, and a hot tub, offering residents breathtaking views of Vancouver’s skyline.

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CURV’s location at the highest point of downtown Vancouver means that residents will be within easy reach of everything the city has to offer. The building is within walking distance of some of the city’s best restaurants, bars, and shopping centers, making it an ideal choice for those who want to experience the best of city living.

CURV represents a new era in sustainable urban living. Its passive house design, soft-sound technology, and energy recovery system make it one of the most eco-friendly buildings in the world. Its commitment to sustainability extends beyond the building’s design, with environmentally friendly construction practices and a range of amenities that promote healthy living. The combination of its stunning design, prime location, and commitment to sustainability make CURV a unique and desirable place to call home.

While the blog has provided an overview of the stunning CURV development, there’s nothing quite like experiencing it in person. If you’re interested in learning more or arranging a private viewing, please don’t hesitate to contact me at 604 612 6392. I would be more than happy to answer any questions you may have and help you discover the incredible living experience that CURV has to offer.