Bellevue + 22nd is an 8-storey, mass timber residential building at the forefront of sustainable design. Built with a bold promise to store more carbon within the timber structure than is required to construct it, the tower has been designed to meet strict Passive House energy standards. In the common areas and at the exterior balconies, the CLT panels are left exposed spanning to beams and posts. The post-beam-panel system allows for larger spans and is well-suited for exposed areas. In the residential units where the wood is encapsulated, the design team found the post and platform system to be most advantageous as eliminating the beams allowed for easy MEP routing, clear head heights and rapid deployment. This project showcases how timber can be effectively used to create a luxury high-rise that is cost-effective, environmentally friendly, and aesthetically beautiful.
Renderings by Delta Land Development Ltd. and Perkins + Will.