A proposal to build the world’s tallest passive house development gained approval from City Council on September 18, 2018. The Downtown Vancouver BIA formally supported this rezoning application in a joint letter with the West End BIA. Find the letter here – Asia Standard – 1444 Alberni Passive House Letter – Final
In 2015, the DVBIA conducted a comprehensive community engagement process that connected with thousands of downtown Vancouver residents, community members, and business people in order to ‘re-imagine’ Downtown Vancouver. One of the features of the re-imagined vision was for the city to be an architectural leader, with a distinctive and conversation-worthy skyline. Another was to have environmentally sustainable buildings. This particular development proposal delivers on both of these goals.
Passive house is a high-performance building standard for energy efficient buildings. A passive house development of this scale reflects this Vancouver’s commitment to becoming the greenest city in the world.
Quick facts about the project:
- Developers: Landa Global Properties & Asia Standard Americas
- Architects: Robert AM Stern Architects & MCM Partnership
- Location: 1468 Alberni Street (spanning an area of over 43,000 sq. ft)
- Height: 53 stories and 48 storeys (2 towers)
- Units: 433 (314 strata, 129 market rental)
- Community Amenities: City-owned daycare with capacity for 56 children, and a new public park.