The world’s tallest Passive House is on its way in Vancouver, courtesy of Canadian company Henson Developments.

This structure will stand at 60 storeys in height, thus qualifying as the world’s tallest Passive House and one of the tallest buildings lining the Vancouver skyline.

Designed by Tom Wright of UK-based WKK Architects along with Vancouver-based executive architect IBI Group, the tower was conceptualised as a manner of subverting expectations regarding the standard image of a Passive House.

Vancouver’s green building manager, Sean Pander, says that the building is sure to garner a great response from the public, developers and designers. He also believes that this development should inspire the creation of more low-carbon, healthy buildings; thus also inspiring future Passive House developments. 

Staff members at the City of Vancouver are reviewing a rezoning application for the worksite, with a staff report to be presented to city council for referral with the intention of a public hearing.