“The Alberni project sets a great precedent for the city and we are excited to be the first to build the world's tallest and biggest Passive House." — Sean Pander, Green Building Manager, City of Vancouver
We are proud leaders of sustainable architectural practice and design. At the forefront of this effort, 1468 Alberni will be the world’s tallest and biggest Passive House with near zero emissions. This project will dramatically reduce the building’s operational energy consumption and carbon emissions. It will also set new green standards for high-rise developments in the future. At the Empire Landmark Hotel, we are using state-of-the-art remote technology in the demolition to minimize disruption and maximize sustainability and efficiency.
Together with a world-class team of experienced consultants, we develop unique strategies for constructing environmentally-considerate, sustainable high-rise buildings. We collaborate with local municipalities to foster and improve building standards to be more sustainable, commercially-viable and forward-thinking.
“Empire Landmark Hotel building provided a great opportunity for our researchers and students to learn about the movements of a high-rise concrete building” - Professor Perry Adebar, Head of UBC Civil Engineering
We firmly believe in the power of knowledge. This is why we engage with local institutions, such as the University of British Columbia, to provide a superior and open learning environment at our project sites.
At the Empire Landmark Hotel, vibration tests were conducted by the Department of Civil Engineering at UBC. The research and tests will be used to measure how the building moves and responds to different vibrations. This is essential in developing our collective understanding of how earthquakes affect high-rise concrete buildings, especially at the foundation level.
1468 Alberni will also engage similar institutions to educate, learn from and collaborate with other forward-thinking engineers, architects and designers.
“Inspiration comes from the stones, the woods in nature, their texture and colours...and from people’s behaviours, gestures and habits.” — Koichiro Ikebuchi Atelier Ikebuchi (Interior Designer, Landmark on Robson)
As detail-oriented innovators, we are constantly pushing boundaries on the relationships between creativity, functionality and design.
The interior design at Landmark on Robson is the unprecedented work of the masterful and internationally sought-after Japanese designer-architect, Koichiro Ikebuchi of Atelier Ikebuchi. His interior designs showcase a rare attention to detail, elegance and ambiance in every living space. Ikebuchi’s meticulous designs at Landmark on Robson celebrate the building’s spectacular natural surroundings.