This high end head office for MetroVancouver occupies the upper 16 levels of Metro Tower III. The location provides spectacular 360° views of the region this federation serves. Primarily an open office concept, each office level also consists of private offices, quiet rooms, meeting rooms, and a comfortable break room with kitchenette. The upper levels house the large theatre style board rooms for council meetings and a full service cafeteria.
Providing services to open office areas proved to be a difficult technical challenge to overcome in a building with a post-tension slab design. Extensive use of specialty raceways including new concept ‘in, under, & over’ floor raceways was a successful alternative solution to a traditional cut & core installation method.
In addition to the use of high-efficiency LED light fixtures throughout the project, multiple electrical energy conservation methods were employed to maximize efficiency such as perimeter daylight harvesting, vacancy sensors, and receptacle load control in both open and closed office spaces.