Construction has started on 1 Square Phillips, set to be the tallest residential tower in Montréal, Qué., when complete. The building will reach a height of 232.5 m (663 ft) (above sea level) and have 61 floors.
The 1 Square Phillips building will include a 530-m2 (5700-sf) Sky Lounge on the 50th floor and allow residents and guests to enjoy one of the most spectacular views of Montréal. On the same floor, a 381-m2 (4100-sf) outdoor garden combining greenery and freshness offers panoramic views of the city.
The facility will also have an exclusive dog park, a 1115-m2 (12,000-sf) wellness area, a swimming pool and spas, a refrigerated parcel delivery system, as well as heated walkways.
A variable refrigerant flow (VRF) air-conditioning and heating system, and a high energy performance fenestration, reflecting more light in summer and absorbing it better in winter, will allow 1 Square Phillips to have a minimum carbon footprint. The presence of three green roofs, white membranes on the rooftops, and numerous trees will limit heat islands.
“The past few months have not been easy, but I am very pleased to announce the construction of 1 Square Phillips can begin as planned,” said Kheng Ly, CEO of real estate development company Brivia Group. “This is a unique project that will meet the expectations of future residents and will certainly be the pride of Montréal. With this first phase, Brivia Group will play a key role in revitalizing the economy of the metropolis, especially the downtown core.”