Certifications: LEED Gold certification
Location: Vancouver, Canada
Size: 14,148 m² (152,290 ft²)
Architect: B+ H Architects
System Installed: Triple Glazed Concealed Frame Vents
402 Dunsmuir Street is located in the heart of downtown Vancouver, steps away from the historic Gastown District. This building is the newest home of anchor tenant Amazon. It was recently awarded a LEED Gold Certification by the US Green Building Council (USGBC), for outstanding environmental performances.
LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. It is the most widely-used green building rating system in the world. Platinum and Gold are the highest levels of accreditation awarded.
Amazon’s first purpose built office building in Vancouver will become the workplace for 1,000 of their office staff. This nine-storey, 152,000-sq-ft building will also include a communal area similar to WeWork, for people looking for temporary office space.
Oxford Properties clearly outlined their requirements for the design of this building. It had to be a cost-effective, secure, and have an integrated building solution that prioritized operations, comfort and energy efficiency.
“Decidedly industrial in its design vernacular, the vision for the project is inspired by urban lofts and industrial conversions, which are commonplace in the city, yet the building provides amenities and efficiencies that older retrofits simply cannot. Planning, process and technology are utilized to their fullest potential as the project responds to Canada’s vision for smart, better and greener communities”. (B + H Architects)
Designed by B+H Architects to emulate classic warehouse design. The striking thick mullions on this building are perfectly complimented with the black external finish.
Flynn Group of Companies installed over 200 of our structurally glazed, triple-glazed concealed frame vents. These thermally efficient windows feature on every elevation of the building. They fit directly within the framework, providing ventilation to the internal environment of the building, whilst not affecting the appearance or geometry of the external facade.
B+H seamlessly integrated this new development with the neighbouring Holy Rosary Cathedral, respectfully combining the new design with the city’s past.
Amazon are also set to lease 1.13 million sq. ft. of office space in the neighbouring Canada Post redevelopment just across from 402 Dunsmuir. With these two offices and the one in TELUS Garden that they already occupy, there is enough space for over 10,000 office employees.
The excellent photographs are courtesy of Ema Peter Photography.