In Vancouver, British Columbia, a new residential building will rise to cover a full city block. Vancouver is known as a bustling west coast seaport and, is among Canada’s densest, most ethnically diverse cities. It‘s surrounded by mountains, and also has thriving art, theatre and music scenes. One Burrard Place will be the center piece of the city.
Doka was brought into the project because of previous work with concrete contractor, The Quorum Group, on the Telus Sky project in Calgary. The Quorum Group was also familiar with Doka’s Xclimb system, as they had been using a crane lifted windscreen. Additionally, they had an SCP onsite at Telus and were familiar with Doka’s hydraulic systems. For this project, The Quorum Group wanted to combine those systems to create an automated solution for the complex set of forming issues for the Burrard Place façade.
IBI/HB Architects designed One Burrard Place with a waffle pattern slab edge and column façade. The tapering faces fade into each other. The architect never repeats columns in the same position as the structure builds upward. To maintain safety, The Quorum Group knew they needed an exceptional solution. It was also necessary to be able to reposition on every floor.
Doka worked with The Quorum Group by providing the hydraulic Xclimb 60 platforms to carry the custom column and slab edge formwork. By using Xclimb 60, it allowed The Quorum Group to build the columns that never repeat positions. The formwork is attached to rolling tracks on the MF240 rollback brackets in order to re-position the columns horizontally for each pour. In this unique solution, the column faces are on rollers that re-position underneath a fixed slab edge at the top of the formwork. Construction has been proceeding on One Burrard Place. When complete, the structure will be the third tallest residential tower standing in Vancouver, at 54 storeys. The project is scheduled for completion in 2020.