IBI Group’s Hotel Georgia tower wins CHBA-BC award
DateFebruary 27, 2013
VANCOUVER – Thanks to its distinctive shape and profile, the new residential/mixed-use tower adjacent to the Hotel Georgia in downtown Vancouver has won a 2012 Georgie Award for Best Innovative Feature. The Georgie Awards are sponsored by the BC branch of the Canadian Home Builders Association.
IBI/HB Architects were the prime consultant and architect for The Private Residences at Hotel Georgia, a 50-storey building that is one of the tallest in the city.
The striking shape is due to the southeast-pointing balconies that project 25 ft at the penthouse level; they gradually slope towards the bottom, creating visual interest and an exceptional focal point. The balconies together with the sloping glass façade on either side create a unique, innovative, and prominent design that distinguishes Hotel Georgia from neighboring buildings.