KONE Corporation, press release, February 13, 2019
KONE Corporation, a global leader in the elevator and escalator industry, has won an order to provide energy-efficient elevators and a destination control system for an office tower under construction at 400 West Georgia in downtown Vancouver, B.C., Canada.
The project consists of a 25-story mixed-use building with ground floor retail space and 24 levels of office space. Rising some 91 meters (around 296 feet) from the ground floor to the roof, the building includes six floors below ground. Elevator installation is scheduled for the summer of 2019, with substantial project completion expected in mid-2020.
Described as a living sculpture, the building will integrate new technologies with state-of-the-art design features, including a triple-paned curtain wall, operable windows, large spans of column-free space, glass floors and lush greenery in a design tailored to maximize efficiency and aimed at meeting LEED Platinum criteria.
"KONE is excited to provide innovative solutions for this unique project," says Larry Wash, executive vice president, KONE Americas. "KONE elevators deliver a superior customer experience, reliability and exceptional energy efficiency, all of which are essential features in visionary projects like this one."
KONE solutions at 400 West Georgia include eight KONE MiniSpace(TM) elevators travelling at speeds of up to 1,200 fpm (6 meters per second) with the KONE Destination destination control system, four KONE MonoSpace® 700 elevators and one KONE MonoSpace® 500 elevator.
The project is being developed by Westbank Project Corp., a leading developer of luxury residential and mixed-use real estate headquartered in Vancouver, B.C. EllisDon Construction is the general contractor and the design is by OSO, Tokyo.
The order was booked in the third quarter of 2018.
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