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Vancouver House Lands Top CTBUH Award and More

The skyscraper is located on a narrow triangular site where Granville Bridge forks three ways upon reaching downtown; photo via CTBUH © Glotman Simpson Consulting Engineers

Vancouver House, a 49-story residential tower in Vancouver, Canada, boasting TKE elevators that tie those at Calgary’s Telus Sky for fastest in western Canada at 1,600 ft/min, received the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) Best Tall Building Worldwide Award at the CTBUH 2021 Tall + Urban Innovation Conference held virtually on May 18-20. GUNN Consultants consulted on the vertical-transportation system, which includes 17 passenger and two freight elevators, for client Westbank Corp. Dialog designed custom cab interiors for the project, which includes two dedicated elevators for bicyclists on Granville Bridge. Bjarke Ingels Group is behind the innovative design that forms a triangle at the base and gradually transitions to a rectangle as it ascends. The skyscraper sits on a narrow, triangular site where Granville Bridge forks in three directions upon reaching downtown. Vancouver House also won in the Best Tall Building 100-199 m, Best Tall Residential or Hotel Building and Structural Engineering categories. Elsewhere in Canada, Telus Sky took the Best Tall Building 200-299 m category and the Daphne Cockwell Health Sciences Complex in Toronto was deemed Best Tall Mixed-Use Building. Vancouver House also received a pair of Audience Awards, voted on by the hundreds of attendees, in Best Tall Building 100-199 m and Best Tall Residential or Hotel Building. A full list of the 2021 winners in all categories may be found here

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