The TELUS Garden development has radically transformed an aging block of downtown Vancouver into a beautiful architectural icon of advanced technology, environmental stewardship, and new work styles. The million-square-foot, $750 million project has rebuilt almost an entire block of prime downtown real estate bounded by Georgia, Robson, Seymour, and Richards into one of the most technologically and environmentally-advanced sites of commerce, employment, and living in the world. It has created half a million square feet of much-needed new office space available for multiple tenants and 424 new residential units, all setting new standards for environmental sustainability.
The 22-storey signature office tower is one of the first buildings in Canada built to target the new 2009 Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum standard and the 47-storey, while the residential tower is designed to LEED Gold standard. The landmark development reinforces TELUS’s commitment to the City of Vancouver, and makes a significant contribution to the city’s goal of becoming the greenest city in the world. Once complete, TELUS’s new headquarters will be unique in North America, featuring 10,000 square feet of green roofs providing organic produce for local restaurants, two elevated roof forests, British Columbia artwork, LED lighting on the western façade projecting programmable coloured images onto fritted glass, and media wall where cultural events such as symphony concerts can be broadcast to the public.
Status: Completed in 2015
Size: 1,000,000 square feet