More of the architectural details of a striking office tower proposed for 1166 West Pender Street in downtown Vancouver are shown in new artistic renderings of the project.
This 380-ft-tall, 31-storey office tower will replace the 11-storey, 151,000-sq-ft, 1974-built office tower that was home to the federal government’s Canada Revenue Agency up until recently. It is also immediately adjacent to the approved ‘stacked box’ office tower at 1133 Melville Street.
The project is by local developer Reliance Properties, which is working with Los Angeles-based Neil M. Denari Architects and two executive architects – Toronto-based Hariri Pontarini Architects and Vancouver-based IBI Group Architects.
The new renderings show a facade with a white surface area and bands of glass curtains for each floor that are broken up by an alternating pattern of angled white stripes.
Overall, the design has a crystal-like form, and its upper floors facing West Pender Street are carved to reduce the shadowing of Harbour Green Park located two blocks north.
The replacement tower could potentially entail about 359,000 sq. ft. of office space, plus 4,000 sq. ft. of ground-floor retail space, and to support the employment density there will be 254 underground parking stalls and 26 electric charging stations.
The resulting floor space ratio density on the 18,630-sq-ft property is 19.47 times the size of the proposed development lot.
This project is currently in the pre-application stage; a formal rezoning application will be submitted later this summer, and a public hearing for a rezoning decision is aimed for spring 2019.
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