The stunning 24-storey TELUS Garden tower has become a fixture in Vancouver’s downtown
Located at the corner of West Georgia and Richards Street, it is also Vancouver’s first LEED Platinum-certified office tower, made up of 500,000 square feet of modern office space.
Among its many architectural features is its striking, double-height wood-sculpted roof and glass-encased lobby, featuring lush gardens, a rooftop forest, trendy plaza, cantilevered four-storey sky gardens and an LED-integrated façade lighting to ‘support graphic animation and videos’.
As part of its sustainability initiatives, every aspect of TELUS Garden’s mechanical design, architecture and use of energy resources provides innovative energy-saving solutions. Some of these include a district energy system, triple-pane curtain wall design, operable windows, 100 percent outside-air supply, radiant heating and cooling, solar panels, and more, all designed to reduce the building's footprint.Telus GardenInside, a raised floor features a displacement ventilation system allowing for 100 percent fresh air supply. District Energy recycles heat from the existing buildings and uses it to heat the new office and residential towers.
Exterior terraces on six different levels ‘allow for convenient access to the outdoor environment’, while a Rainwater Capture System recycles rainwater for greywater and irrigation.
Finally, solar panels capture energy from the sun and help power exterior lighting. Overall, TELUS Garden was designed to utilize technologies that would contribute toward a solution to global warming.