One Wall Centre
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Square Footage: 462,000
One Wall Centre is a 48-storey tower that combines hotel and residential space. Hotel amenities include a ballroom, restaurant, meeting rooms, boardrooms and a business centre. Universal access suites have special provisions for wheelchair and hearing impaired guests. Three upper floors of the hotel function as a time-share resort, with high-end finishes distinguishing them from typical suites. Private residential units are large and luxurious, enjoying natural light and expansive views.
The four-sided structural silicone curtain-wall-clad tower surpasses ASHRAE 90.1 energy requirements through a number of green design features: a high-performance 'three element' glazing system; shading devices along the Volunteer Square façade; natural ventilation; energy-efficient light sources; silver-coated clear glass that maximizes interior daylighting; electrical controls that regulate waste and recover energy; low water consumption plumbing fixtures; a building orientation that optimizes heat pump energy transfer between north and south façade; and interior finish materials with low embodied energy.
One Wall Centre is situated in Volunteer Square at the corner of Burrard and Nelson Streets in downtown Vancouver. Our scope of work included the design of the plaza, which is a public space developed in conjunction with the building to honour the work and legacy of Vancouver’s volunteer community.