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Height: Architectural 158.5 m / 520 ft
Height: Occupied 145 m / 476 ft
Height: To Tip 158.5 m / 520 ft
Floors Above Ground 50
Floors Below Ground 8
# of Elevators 5
Top Elevator Speed 5 m/s
Tower GFA 32,814 m² / 353,207 ft²
Development GFA 49,905 m² / 537,173 ft²
# of Apartments 155
# of Parking Spaces 328

Facts

Official Name Hotel Georgia
Other Names The Private Residences at Hotel Georgia
Structure Type Building
Status Completed
Country Canada
City Vancouver
Street Address & Map 667 Howe Street
Postal Code V6C 1C7
Building Function residential / hotel
Structural Material concrete
Proposed 2006
Construction Start 2008
Completion 2012
Official Website The Private Residences at Hotel Georgia
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National Ranking #72 Tallest in Canada
City Ranking #4 Tallest in Vancouver

Companies Involved

Owner Hotel Georgia Redevelopments
Developer Delta Land Development Ltd.; Hotel Georgia Redevelopments
Architect
Design IBI/HB Architects
Architect of Record IBI/HB Architects; Endall Elliot
Structural Engineer
• (not specified) Glotman Simpson Group
MEP Engineer
• (not specified) Cobalt Engineering; Nemetz (S/A) & Associates Ltd.
Main Contractor Scott Construction Group
Other Consultant
• Wind Gradient Wind Engineering Inc.

About Hotel Georgia

The new addition to the historic Hotel Georgia in Vancouver is a mixed-use tower with a unique geometry. The form of the tower was sculpted to provide views of nearby public areas as well as the Seymour and Grouse Mountains to the north of the city. This was accomplished by canting the south and east façades outwards for the first 35 floors, and then receding the top 12 floors to project balconies outward. This form also provides passive shading for parts of the building and optimizes the southwest façade, which incorporates built-in photovoltaic panels, to power the building’s solar blinds.

At its base, the podium of the tower presents a familiar homage to the adjacent Hotel Georgia in a similar materials palette and scale. While connecting with its history, the new structure also includes many technological advancements, such as a geo-exchange heating and cooling system, rainwater harvesting, a green roof, and a high-performance curtain wall system. Lastly, the tower has operable windows in all units to encourage natural ventilation when possible.

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