Central City Tower 2

with ZGF Architects
Surrey, British Columbia, Canada
schematic design and design development
590,000 sq.ft. - Targeting LEED Platinum

At ZGF Architects I was involved in the schematic and design development phases for a high-rise commercial office tower in downtown Surrey. Central City II is an expansion in the first phase of several for the redevelopment of the Central City complex.

The building's primary design gesture is an east-west oriented pedestrian axis that connects the site’s unique exposure to Holland Park at the east, and the future LRT line on King George Avenue on the west. Its design expression also responds to the new British Columbia energy step code, which mandates consumption targets that greatly exceed the previous performance criteria for buildings of this type.

I was responsible for developing the building’s envelope in Revit while producing visualizations in 3DS Max for client approval and marketing purposes. Other responsibilities included developing plans, sections, and elevations for municipal approval processes, as well as a preliminary bylaw review.

Gandhi Habash © 2020