Commercial601 West Hastings office tower will reintroduce public plaza

601 West Hastings office tower will reintroduce public plaza

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Demolition is well underway for a new 25-storey office tower at 601 West Hastings in downtown Vancouver, on the site of a domed public plaza attached to an adjacent office building.

B+H Architects designed the modern, glass tower for PCI Developments with a curved uplift at the corner, replacing the current under-utilized plaza.

The new space adjacent to the lobby will include ground level retail and landscaping detail to animate the corner. Low level lighting will be incorporated into the floating benches, steps, walls and planters.

The existing dome, which is being dismantled this week, was built in 1980s as part of the adjacent Princess Building at 333 Seymour Street.

Seventy parking stalls will be provided over three levels of underground parking, as well as dedicated bicycle parking. The building is next to Waterfront Station, so many tenants will likely take transit.

The building will also include shower and change room facilities for cycling commuters.

Floor plates will be large and efficient, ranging between 7,850 and 9,180 sq ft., and five elevators will service the office floors.

Photos: 601 West Hastings Street office tower

601 West Hastings office lobby rendering
Public space adjacent to the office tower lobby. Credit: B+H Architects
601 West Hastings outdoor patio
Seymour Street frontage, showing an outdoor patio. Credit: B+H Architects
601 West Hastings tower rendering B+H Architects
Tower as viewed from West Hastings Street. Credit: B+H Architects
601 West Hastings tower rendering
The tower, looking towards Coal Harbour and the North Shore mountains. Credit: B+H Architects
601 West Hastings dome
The dome structure has already been removed.
601 West Hastings tiles
As part of the demolition, the distinctive tiles are being removed from all surfaces.
601 West Hastings office tower dome removed
View of the office tower at West Cordova and Seymour, and the missing dome.
601 West Hastings office tower demolition
Demolition underway at 601 West Hastings.

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