Video: Robert Fung’s Revival of Gastown

Robert Fung – the Salient Group developer and subject of this month’s profile, “Old Soul” – is restoring a series of heritage buildings in Vancouver’s Gastown. Synthesizing modern architecture with traditional building frames and 100-year-old windows, Fung has designed a series of interconnected buildings housing condos, studios and commercial spaces. I visited Fung onsite at two of his projects, the Paris Block and the Terminus. Fung graciously spent an early November afternoon showing me around his sites as I captured footage. The architecture is elegant, and the buildings exude a respect for their past. With these Water Street recreations, Fung is inspiring developers to revive a sustainable community in the heart of Gastown.

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