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Marco Polo by Gryphon

A Workplace Evolution Comes to Oakridge

November 27, 2023

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With a deep understanding of the evolving needs of business professionals, Gryphon Development is launching Marco Polo by Gryphon to redefine the future of work and living. Driven by a vision of fostering a “Life in Balance”, Marco Polo by Gryphon is a lifestyle business hub with commercial, residential, and retail all under one roof. The 11-storey mixed-use building with AAA strata offices located at the crest of Oakridge District. It delivers a forward-looking workplace model that seamlessly combines the best of traditional offices and co-working spaces in one auspicious development.

The Curator Club Brings Lifestyle to Work
In recent years, business owners and employees’ priorities have drastically shifted.

50% of global large firms plan to downsize office space to align with the flexible hybrid working model. Marco Polo — slated for late 2027 completion — responds with small-to medium-sized offices that cater to the “office downsizers” as well as multiple storeys dedicated to the medical industry. The project offers 198 offices, 13 retail spaces, and residential units.

Employees, meanwhile, are increasingly seeking a work-life balance, health and wellness, and flexibility. To this end, offices with amenities are experiencing 12% higher demand than those without. With Marco Polo’s thoughtful features, a trip to the office becomes an extension of your everyday lifestyle.

Designed to enhance collaboration and ingenuity, The Curator Club spans over 8,000 sq. ft and welcomes strata members and residents for complimentary access. It provides a wide range of professional, lifestyle, health, and creative amenities and services inspired by private clubs. From traditional offerings such as a lounge and casual workspaces to innovative inclusions like content creator rooms, a communal kitchen, and a double-height atrium space, Marco Polo anticipates diverse needs. A 4,000 sq. ft. fitness centre is equipped with sauna and steam rooms, yoga and Pilates rooms, massage chairs, and more. With Gryphon Lifestyle Concierge taking care of all the details, planning meetings and events at the functional and flexible Curator Club is effortless. Rounding out amenities, an abundance of dedicated parking spaces, and an onsite daycare centre, ensure a sense of ease.

This distinctive collection of co-working spaces, traditional offices, and amenities elevates the standard for the modern way of work among the new generation of business professionals.

The Curator Club spans over 8,000 sq. ft featuring distinctive collection of co-working spaces, a communal kitchen, and a double-height atrium space

A Western Reflection of Eastern Influence

Long described as a gateway to Asia, Vancouver often draws inspiration from cities such as Hong Kong, a hub of international business and culture. With Gryphon’s roots in the East, Marco Polo exemplifies this influence.

The striking yet timeless architecture by Betty Ng, an award-winning architect and founder of Hong Kong-based COLLECTIVE architecture studio, incorporates a column grid and horizontal expansion that naturally blends Eastern and Western classical and modern designs. In a musical collaboration with Ken Hsieh, Music Director of the Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra, the project’s theme song, “Life in Balance”, was composed and inspired by creatives from both Taiwan and Vancouver.


Oakridge District: The Next Downtown of Vancouver

Situated at the Cambie Street and 49th Avenue intersection, Marco Polo’s centrality makes it a coveted address.

While retaining the refined scale of a boutique development, Marco Polo is near higher education, public transit, Vancouver International Airport, Downtown Vancouver and Richmond, and all of life’s conveniences and services. It is directly across from Langara-49th Avenue Skytrain station. The future R4 RapidBus, connecting University of British Columbia and Metrotown, will also stop outside of the building’s entrance. Marco Polo is mere steps from Langara College, Langara Golf Course, and the forthcoming redeveloped Oakridge Town Centre.

The future Oakridge district will incorporate over 3,000 homes accommodating 6,000 residents. A 10-acre park, 300 upscale stores, and a dramatic reimagining of the city’s skyline give Oakridge the distinction of becoming the second downtown of Vancouver.

Gryphon’s CEO, Jason Hsu, says the neighbourhood’s growth has already excited investors, business owners, and homebuyers alike.

“We took reference from what happened when leading cities in Asia, such as Hong Kong’s West Kowloon Area, Shanghai’s Pudong Area, and Taipei’s Xinyi District, expanded their downtowns,” he says. “We also saw companies shifting from urban to suburban areas, and an increasing demand in modern, premium medical office spaces in Vancouver West. These opportunities align precisely with what Marco Polo is bringing to Oakridge, revolutionizing the future of work and living in this desirable location.” Marco Polo’s commercial and retail units are now under pre-sale. Information about residential units will be announced soon. Register today and be amongst the first to discover more about Marco Polo.