Modern Green Yu Development
Modern Investment Group (Canada) Ltd.
Vancouver, British Columbia
Square Footage: 26,900
Residential Environmental Assessment Program (REAP) Gold target
Designed for one of the major green developers in China, the Modern Green Yu Development is a 26,900 square foot mixed-use complex located at the southern tip of the University of British Columbia in the new 100-acre Wesbrook Place neighbourhood. Bordered by Village Lane, a green street with pedestrian-only access, and within easy walking distance to a variety of amenities, Modern Green consists of 105 units with a mix of townhouse, 1-, 2- and 3-bedroom unit types. Townhouse units along the north and south edge create an attractive attractive ‘street wall’ and provide ‘eyes on the street’ to promote a safe atmosphere. At ground level, a double-height Research and Development Centre will showcase the developer's most innovative technologies in sustainable development and will relate to their on-going work at the nearby Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainabilty.
The building’s design responds directly to the site and adheres to the university’s site-specific guidelines and sustainability goals. A courtyard and open circulation corridors create communal spaces for residents and allow for cross ventilation for all units, as well as natural daylight and views. A high-performance façade enhances the energy performance of the building and includes solar hot water tubes, solar panels and shading devices.