A 60-story Passive House tower in Vancouver is set to become the fourth tallest building in the city and the tallest Passive House building in the world. By a 7–3 vote, the City Council of Vancouver approved the rezoning application filed by Henson Development for the 586-foot-tall building at 1059–1075 Nelson Street. The mid-block site is close to Nelson Park and between Burrard and Thurlow streets.
Designed by WKK Architects, the firm perhaps best known for the Burj Al Arab in Dubai, the mixed-use residential building resembles a wave or the undulating shorelines of two opposing riverbanks. The square footage of the project is expected to approach 427,000 square feet and will include 102 units of social housing (25% of the total area) on the lowest levels (2–15), 50 units of secured market rentals on floors 17–21, and 328 condo units on floors 22–60.
Construction is set to begin in late 2021 or early 2022.
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The step code, which David Arnott characterizes as “stepping stones to get us to Passive House and Net Zero by 2032,” may become a nationwide policy for Canada.
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