King Edward Villa

Type of Building
Residential
Location
Vancouver
Size
5,405 sq. m.
Architect
GBL Architects
Completion
2017
Structural Engineer
Bryson Markulin Zickmantel
Construction Manager
Performance Construction
Project Owner
Richard Wong
Wood Supplier
Mitsui Homes

The use of prefabricated structural elements enabled us to complete the framing on this building in just two months. The superior grade of the materials used, and the precision of the components meant we got a higher quality building at a competitive cost.

Richard Wong, Project Owner

Project Overview

King Edward Villa is a six-storey, mixed-use building located at the corner of King Edward Avenue and Kingsway. The building is comprised of 77 apartments arranged over five floors of wood-frame construction, on top of street level commercial space and a basement parking garage, which are constructed in concrete.

Wood Use

Above the concrete roof of the ground floor commercial units, the entire structure is wood, including exterior and interior walls, interior floors and exterior balconies, elevator shafts and roof trusses. Of these elements, the most innovative are the parallel chord floor trusses that enable the main mechanical and electrical services to be run easily within the depth of the floor.