EllisDon is providing pre-construction and construction management services for the 400 West Georgia project, for local developer Westbank. At 301-feet-tall, the project is a unique 24-storey commercial tower with a structural steel frame, a concrete core, and a six level underground parking garage with 235 stalls.
Designed by Merrick Architecture, the cube design is inspired by a Japanese noguchi lamp. To achieve the design, the building will consist of a circular concrete core with structural steel beams and steel decking, effectively forming a cogwheel of boxes. Each cube consists of four-storeys, triple-paned curtain wall, openable windows, large spans of column free space, and glass floors. The space between each cube feature hydroponic living walls of foliage and water features. There will also be a garden and amenity space on the roof for tenants.
On the ground-level, a four-storey high lobby offers potential spaces for galleries, cafes, restaurants, retails spaces, and an extensive public realm. Public realm features include pavers, seating, lighting, a water feature, and a raised terrazzo platform for performances and gatherings.
The 400 West Georgia project will be equipped with the latest information management and information technology to support the growing tech industry in Vancouver.