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Old Posted Sep 23, 2007, 11:44 PM
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Arrow VANCOUVER | Jameson House | 380 FT / 116 M | 37 FLOORS

The first Foster and Partners residential offering in North America; a hallmark of sustainable excellence design

Jameson House is a 37-story high-rise mixed-use residential building located in Vancouver, British Columbia. The lower levels of the building there are devoted to a retail and office uses while the upper levels there are home to 131 luxury apartments, condominiums, and penthouses. Directly across the street, is the exclusive Terminal City Club, which includes a restaurant, library, fitness center and spa open to all residents of Jameson House. This project was designed around the principles of LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) and incorporates sustainable materials and a waste-and energy conscious approach to construction and management.

Jameson House will be a model for sustainable living with the tower’s waste and energy-conscious approach and environmental systems from energy efficient heating and cooling to the lighting controls that offer 30 – 40 per cent savings in energy.

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Located in Vancouvers' heritage district, the mixed-use residential Jameson Tower is designed to engage with the built fabric of its historic surroundings, and exemplify sustainable living. This project continues Foster and Partners practice of designing contemporary interventions in historic structures that began with the New German Parliament at the Reichstag and the Great Court of the British Museum, and has recently been explored in a high-rise context with the Hearst Tower in New York.

The Jameson Tower project involves restoring the A-listed 1929 Ceperley Rounsfell Building, retaining the facade of the B-listed Chamber of Mines, and adding a new tower with 10 storeys of retail, restaurant and commercial accommodation, and twenty-five storeys of residential accommodation with subterranean parking. The formal massing of the tower refers to its urban setting, in particular, the adjacent 33-storey Terminal City Club tower, and the street-level two-storey heritage buildings.

The Ceperley Rounsfell Building will be restored to its original appearance, with the front and rear mezzanines returned to their original shape. Signage and fixtures to the new retail space will be consonant with the historic character of the building. The materials and scale of the office accommodation will contrast with the residential levels above, while referring to the architectural precedents of the surrounding 10-storey commercial buildings.

Sited within walking-distance of workplaces, shops and leisure facilities, the Jameson Tower offers an ideal model of sustainable urban living by reducing the carbon emissions resulting from transport and balancing energy consumption between its mixed-use program of day- and night-time activities. Its mix will reinforce the economic and social activity of the precinct area by bringing in new shops and services for existing businesses and residents.



- This mixed-use residential proposal was first submitted to the City Planning Department on October 15, 2004.
- The "green" project carefully restores, and integrates, two heritage buildings to create a mixed-use building with retail and restaurants on the bottom three floors, eight floors of office space, and then followed with 25 levels of condominiums.
- The building will generate its own power and have a water recycling system.
- Structure was designed to LEED Gold standards.
- Plans include full restoration of the A-listed 1921 Ceperley Rounsfell Building and retention of the front facade of the B-listed 1929 Chamber of Mines.
- City approved project on July 28, 2005.
- Located immediately east of the Credit Foncier Building.
- The building features Vancouver's first cogeneration plant, which is powered by bio-diesel.
- The building's exterior form and design of the facade have been determined by the direction of prevailing winds as well as solar exposure.
- Photovoltaic cells are employed on the south facade where there is maximum exposure to sunlight.
- First residential high-rise in North America by Foster and Partners (design architect Nigel Dancey).
- The building's underground parking facilities are augmented by a European-style, fully-automated non-pallet parkade - the first in North America; cars are mechanically stacked and racked and can be retrieved in around 90 seconds.


Height: 116 metres/381 feet
Floors: 37
Architect: Foster & Partners
Cost: $114 million

Construction start: July 2007
Construction end: 2010

http://www.jamesonfoster.com/






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Some construction pics I took a couple weeks ago.

     
     
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lots of activity onsite yesterday although i have no idea what this is for..




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February 4th, a small update

Pender street elevation. The two heritage buildings are fully braced now. The cream coloured one on the left is only having its facade preserved while the old mining museum building beside it is being saved in its entirety.

(My photo, taken February 4th, 2008)

Detail of the bracing and I guess a nice promo BelPacific (For all your excavation and shoring needs, call BelPacific today!)

(My photo, taken February 4th, 2008)

Why is BelPacific on site? Because there is excavation underway. Finally. For real this time.

(My photo, taken February 4th, 2008)
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March 3rd, 2008

A quick snap of the suspended building (!) and the work proceeding beneath it.



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March 22nd, 2008.

They've excavated down another layer since the last time I was by.


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Here's a quick pic of the crane erected on site that I took yesterday. It's one of those lesser seen (in Vancouver) crane styles. I'm guessing they're using that type due to the "tightness" of the site? Out of curiosity, what are these types of cranes called? And for that matter, what are the usual horizontal-style ones called? Thanks in advance.

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The two cranes are informally called boom cranes and luffing cranes (Boom are traditional cranes and luffing are like the one seen at Jameson). There are much more technical names and different styles within each type but those are the two overarching classifications of tower cranes.


And yes Raggedy your assumption was right, luffing cranes are seen much more predominantly in dense areas with a small swing radius. There is a good possibility there will be a Luffing crane at the Ritz site as the owner of the office building to the west is restricting air swing rights above his property.
     
     
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Small update | July 21st

Excavation continues on Jameson House. This is proving to be a tricky one to photograph.

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Visual confirmation of progress, from today:





Here's the broken chair on which I risked standing to get these photos:



All but 2 of the office floors have been sold now.
     
     
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Limbo! Just 2 shots from today to show how far along they actually got. If I can recall correctly, there never really were any shots showing progress on the foundation.



     
     
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Jameson House | April 11th

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No Whiskey At Fosters Jameson House
Published on 24-04-2009 by Skyscrapernews.com


Construction is underway on a new project in Vancouver, Canada. Named Jameson House, the tower which will stand at 115 metres is designed by renowned British architectural firm Fosters and Partners in conjunction with Walter Francl Architects Inc.

Proving that old and new can be mixed the project includes the restoration of the A-listed 1921 Ceperley Rounsfell Building and the retention of the facade of the B-listed Royal Financial Building, dating from 1929, as well as the new tower.

The tower is set on a squared, ten storey podium base which compliments the existing art-deco style building surrounding the tower. This will house office spaces, cafes and the all important retail spaces that no tower should be built without.

Above this the tower loses it rectangular form and thanks to an undulating façade when viewed from the side, seems to consist of four round shaped towers that all terminate with flat peaks. These will house a series of balconies and at the top, sky gardens, with wide views for the occupants to enjoy.

This upper section of the tower will house luxury condominiums with membership to the adjacent and very exclusive Terminal City Club which offers its members use of a 25 metre long lap pool, spa, squash courts normal and informal dining facilities and a plethora of other luxury services no tower dweller should be without.

Constructed from steel the tower has a fully glazed façade that has been designed to allow for open balconies and natural ventilation. Extensive green spaces feature throughout the tower and it will also have Vancouver's first central cogeneration plant which is planned to run on bio-diesel as primary fuel and will be combined with an absorption cooling plant.

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Update from today - looks like 2 more parking levels til it reaches grade:

     
     
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A few updates from yesterday. The parking looks to be done but there wasn't any activity on site when I was there.







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VANCOUVER | Jameson House | 380 FT / 116 M | 37 FLOORS

Thought this tower could use its own thread here.
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I think this tower will be one of the most recognizable buildings downtown when it's completed. I think it looks awesome.
     
     
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A pic I took Dec 27th:

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