The Telus Garden building in downtown Vancouver has won a 2016 Architizer A+ award for Henriquez Partners Architects.
Telus Garden was recognized as the Popular Choice Winner and Jury Choice Winner in the Office – High Rise (16+ floors) category.
The development features a 22-storey office tower which was the first building in Canada to achieve the LEED Platinum standard. The project also feartures a 47 storey residential tower under construction, which is is targeting the LEED Gold standard. The building features over 10,000 square feet of green roofs.
"Our goal was to design an office building to inspire its occupants, animate the streetscape and set a new standard for sustainable workplace design in North America. The team is so thrilled, as this recognition from the 300 judging experts supports this vision," Henriquez Partners Architects managing partner Gregory Henriquez said.
"We are thrilled to be recognized amongst such a high caliber of internationally acclaimed projects,"
Henriquez added. "We knew from the beginning TELUS was a special project. It has made an impression on Vancouver and set the tone for future sustainable multi-use high rises in our city. This would not have been possible without the visionary leadership of TELUS CEO Darren Entwistle and Westbank CEO Ian Gillespie who paved the way for innovative design and for setting compelling goals in technology and sustainability."
All of the Architizer A+ awards can be seen at awards.architizer.com.