Shaw Toweri

Location
Vancouver, BC
Project Size
532,000 sf
Architect
James KM Cheng Architects
Interior Design
Robert Ledingham Design Consultants
Landscape Architect
Phillips Farevaag Smallenberg
Public Art
Completion
2005

Overview

Located on Vancouver’s most prestigious waterfront location, Shaw Tower is among the tallest buildings in the city at 489 feet, comprised of 24 stories of luxury condominiums with a unique live/work zoning designation, on top of a 16-storey office building. Situated on Coal Harbour and adjacent to Harbour Green Park, the Vancouver Convention Centre and extension of Vancouver’s famous Seawall.

Shaw Tower is Vancouver's only waterfront office building, and houses 4 of Western Canada's leading companies: Shaw, Ledcor Construction (Shaw Tower's contractor), Pattison Group, and our own Westbank office. The offices are unique in that they have access to large decks overlooking Coal Harbour. There is day care with outdoor playground on the 5th floor. Shaw Tower is regarded as the premiere office building in Vancouver.

The residences with interiors by the late Robert Ledingham with a separate lobby from the office building set the standard for a luxury mixed use project.

Construction began in 2003 and completed in 2006. When Shaw Tower was complete it was the tallest building in the City until the completion of Shangri-la Vancouver. Shaw Tower with its light installation by Diana Thater has become one the signatures of the Vancouver Skyline along with Canada Place (see image) known to the World. 

Neighbourhood

Public Art

Light art

We started this public art call with the goal of using the location of this property andthe height of the tower to maximum effect. We also wished to explore the use of light to reflect the building’s association to Burrard Inlet and the skyline of Vancouver.