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BUILDING
 
 
Jameson House
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DESIGNER
 
 
Norman Foster

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DESCRIPTION
 
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Norman Foster, Foster + Partners, Jameson House, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, YollesJameson House is a new 35-storey mixed-use tower in the heart of Vancouver and includes the first residential development to be completed by the practice in North America – completed at the end of last year, already the building is now almost fully occupied. The project combines the restoration of heritage buildings with new construction: the lower level offices and shops knit with the existing streetscape to reinvigorate the downtown neighbourhood, while the apartments above face dramatic views of the bay and create a new landmark on the skyline.

Norman Foster, Foster + Partners, Jameson House, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, YollesFusing old and new, the site connects the city’s financial centre with its emerging creative hub, and the scheme integrates two 1920s Beaux Arts structures: the entire internal double-height volume of the A-listed Ceperley Rounsfell Building has been returned to its original configuration and the facade of the B-listed Royal Financial Building has been retained.

The development comprises eleven storeys of offices and shops, topped by twenty-three storeys of apartments. The tower’s form articulates these different functions: the first two storeys continue the row of shop units at street level, while the uppermost office floor aligns with the cornice line of the adjacent building. Contrasting with the flush facade of the offices, the residential floors curve outwards in four wide bays, which are staggered to allow daylight to reach neighbouring buildings and oriented to provide uninterrupted views of the landscape.

The tower’s flexible plan supports a variety of apartment types, with interiors by Foster + Partners and living spaces in the deep curve of the window bays. At the top of the tower are two-storey penthouse apartments and landscaped roof terraces.
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MATERIALS
 
reinforced concrete

Structure System
Post-tensioned concrete construction

Cladding
Unitised glass curtainwall
Architectural concrete with hand-ground and bag-rubbed finish

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ECO-SUSTAINABILITY'
 
General ecology
Norman Foster, Foster + Partners, Jameson House, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, YollesThe design was developed in response to the local climate, seasonal sun paths, prevailing winds, humidity levels, air temperatures and precipitation rates specific to Vancouver. Foster + Partners’ in-house engineering group – formerly PHA Consult – has been involved in the project from the outset, in a fully integrated approach to environmental engineering and architectural design. This has led to innovations such as chilled floors and a mechanised valet parking system, which reduces the number of parking levels and associated excavation, lighting and ventilation requirements.
Mixed use high-density development
High fly-ash content concrete (reduced emissions)
Retention of historic structures
Building orientation, façade treatment, and self shading (reduced solar gain)
Natural ventilation (office and residential)
Radiant heating and cooling (improved efficiency)
District steam system (space allowed for cogeneration plant)
Automatic parking systems (reduced construction, lighting, and engine idling)
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LOCATION
 
Continent
North America
Nation
Canada
Province
British Columbia
Regional district
Greater Vancouver
Town
Vancouver
Address
830 West Hastings
 
 
Telephone
+1.604.339.0707
Website
E-mail
info@jamesonfoster.com
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TYPOLOGY
 
Main
ARCHITECTURE
Residential buildings
Multiple dwelling
Buildings for offices and professional practises
Offices
Commercial buildings
Shops
Vertical architectures
Skyscrapers
Additional
ARCHITECTURE
Transport buildings and structures
Garages, car parking, etc.
Operations on existing buildings
Renovation, rehabilitation and restructuring
Extension, superelevation
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CHRONOLOGY
 
Project
2004    
Realisation
2011
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BIBILIOGRAPHIC REFERENCES
 
 
"Foster and Partners' Jameson House set to launch in Vancouver", Canadian Architect 5/2006, may 2006, p. 13
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CLIENT
 
 
Jameson House Ventures Inc.
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DIMENSIONAL
DATA
 
Height
m. 117
Floors
36 above ground
7 below ground
Surface
site sq.m. 1,158
gross sq.m. 33,000
internal net sq.m. 22,787
typical floor sq.m. 548 office, sq.m. 669 residential
typical gross floor sq.m. 759 office, sq.m. 778 residential
Number
138 apartments
Consistence
breakdown of Apts: Range of apartment types from 1 Bed Studios to 2+ Bed Penthouses
n. of Offices: 8 Floors, three possible tenancies per floor
n. of Retail: 2 Spaces, one with partial mezzanine (sq.m. 578)
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STRUCTURES
 
 
Yolles
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LANDSCAPE DESIGN
 
 
PWL Partnership Landscape Architects Inc.
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STAFF
 
Project
Foster + Partners
Architect of record
Walter Francl Architects Inc.
Design team
David Nelson, Nigel Dancey, James Barnes, Mathieu Le Sueur, Robert Smith, Lee Hallman, Gloria Tsai, Katerina Dionysopoulou, Todd Hutton, Anna Aversing, Rene Nedergaard, Gaku Takahashi, Emma Robbins, Lena Feindt
Construction management
Bosa Properties
Quantity surveyor
Vermeulens Cost Consultants
Mechanical engineer
Imec Mechanical Ltd.
Electrical engineer
Bridge Electric Corp.
Environmental design
PHA Consult
Lighting engineer
Claude Engle Lighting Consultant
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CREDITS
 
 
Photos © Nigel Young / Foster + Partners
Drawings © Foster + Partners
Text edited by Foster + Partners
Courtesy of Foster + Partners

Norman Foster, Foster + Partners, Jameson House, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Yolles



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