Living Shangri-La, Canada
At 201 metres, the Living Shangri-La in Vancouver, Canada, a mixed-use skyscraper, is the tallest building on the Vancouver skyline.
It houses a five-star hotel, spa, offices, and condominium apartments. Thanks to the building’s energy-conscious and sustainable design, it received Silver Certification by the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building certification programme.
Planning one of the most complex and technically challenging buildings ever constructed in Vancouver called for HeidelbergCement’s leading technical expertise. Forty-nine (49) concrete mix designs were formulated and delivered to meet project requirements.
HeidelbergCement’s subsidiary Ocean Concrete designed a special concrete that can be pumped 200 metres vertically. Ocean’s Tempo High-Early Age Strength Concrete and HighFlow, a proprietary self-consolidating concrete, provided the high quality required to achieve the tolerances demanded for this sophisticated architectural achievement. Concrete post-industrial recycled content was calculated at 64%, as per LEED Canada NCv1.0.
Ocean Concrete’s fleet delivered more than 47,000 m3 of ready-mix concrete – including over 8,000 m3 with a specified strength of 70 MPa.