The Telus Garden development site consisting of almost an entire Vancouver city block bounded by Seymour, Georgia, Richards and Robson streets was the concept of TELUS President and CEO, Darren Entwistle and Vancouver architect Gregory Henriquez and his team at Henriquez Partners Architects.
The development incorporates offices, residential, and retail space. The building has 488,000 square feet of office space (24 floors) and 450,000 square feet of residential (54 floors) as well as street level retail.
One of the key architectural features of the Telus Garden development is the 300-foot clear span canopy arch that extends its length over an entire city block. This canopy arch acts as both an architectural feature as well as a pedestrian canopy for the traffic below.
As with many of our past projects, the glasswork was a complicated project for Epic as the Canopy structure came with a complex design and structural challenges. The 300-foot canopy is made up of 302 pieces of curved glass from Spain, not one of them the same and supported and secured by SS spider fittings.
The project also included a glass walkway and glass spiral staircase.
Epic worked closely and collaboratively with the architect, steel and glulam fabricators as well as the construction teams to ensure a flawless installation.
Photos by © Robert Stefanowicz Photography