← Back



Courtesy of Marine Gateway


Marine Gateway is a LEED Gold® transit-oriented, mixed-use development that anchors South Vancouver’s neighbourhood town centre and serves as a vibrant, safe and complete community. 

 A project ahead of its time when planning began in 2008, Marine Gateway has become a remarkable example of forward-thinking city-building, combining direct transit integration of two major transit hubs (Marine Drive Station on the Canada Line and the South Vancouver Bus Loop) with over 240,000 SF of multi-storey retail, a 14-storey office building, 461 residential homes (market and rental) and a stunning public realm. 

 Constructed to LEED Gold standards, sustainability, community, jobs, activity and safety are just a few of the driving forces behind the vision of Marine Gateway. [1]

The building incorporated a holistic sustainable design strategy that includes a district energy geoexchange heating and cooling system with an ambient heat recovery energy loop, building siting that capitalizes on passive solar exposure, and sun shading devices that prevent against heat gain. Complemented by a high-performance building envelope and low glazing ratios, the result is a project 37% more efficient than the new Vancouver Zero Emissions Plan for New Building targets. In addition, extremely low parking ratios, shared parking strategies, car share, electric vehicle charging, bike share, and end of trip facilities create an environment for a strong social sustainability project. [2]


[1]      “About Marine Gateway.” Marine Gateway. Accessed July 9, 2021. https://marinegateway.com/about-marine-gateway/.

[2]       Yeung, Karena. “Marine Gateway.” Perkins&Will, November 6, 2020. https://perkinswill.com/project/marine-gateway/.

Additional information:

“Green-Hued Alucobond Spectra Reflects Sustainable Design of Mixed-Use Community.” designboom, April 18, 2017. https://www.designboom.com/architecture/alucobond-spectra-marine-gateway-vancouver-04-18-2017/.

Leiva, Sabrina. “Marine Gateway / Perkins+Will.” ArchDaily. ArchDaily, March 10, 2017. https://www.archdaily.com/804628/marine-gateway-perkins-plus-will.

Mah, Alex. “Vancouver’s Marine Gateway Wins International Award for Smart Urban Design.” PCI Group. Alex Mah /wp-content/uploads/PCI-Developments-logo.png, January 25, 2018. https://www.pci-group.com/vancouvers-marine-gateway-wins-international-award-for-smart-urban-design/.

“Marine Gateway.” Glotman Simpson. Accessed July 9, 2021. https://glotmansimpson.com/project/marine-gateway/.

“Marine Gateway: A New Era of Transit-Oriented Development.” Vimeo. Perkins&Will, July 8, 2021. https://vimeo.com/182088448.

“Marine Gateway: Perkins+Will.” Arch2O.com, May 17, 2021. https://www.arch2o.com/marine-gateway-perkinswill/.

“Marine Gateway: SkyriseVancouver.” News. Accessed July 9, 2021. https://vancouver.skyrisecities.com/database/projects/marine-gateway.

Meiszner, Peter. “Marine Gateway on the Canada Line Wins Global Award.” urbanYVR, April 14, 2020. https://www.urbanyvr.com/marine-gateway-canada-line-award-pci/.

“PCI’s Marine Gateway in Vancouver Wins ULI Award: RENX – Real Estate News Exchange.” RENX, December 17, 2018. https://renx.ca/pci-marine-gateway-vancouver-uli-global-award/.

Ruthen, Sean. “New TOD in Town: Marine Gateway Complex, Vancouver, British Columbia.” Canadian Architect, June 12, 2019. https://www.canadianarchitect.com/new-tod-town/.

Project Title: Marine Gateway Complex
Artists:  Perkins&Will
Year: 2017

Place: Vancouver, British Columbia

scroll to top