Media Contacts

Ministry of Attorney General and Responsible for Housing

Media Relations
778 678-1572

BC Housing

Media Relations

City of Vancouver
604 871-6336

Jon Garner

University of British Columbia
604 827-2606

Meriha Beaton

Public: Architecture + Communication
604 339-7069


Vienna House facts, statistics

Vienna House is a six-storey, approximately 100-unit rental apartment building proposed for 2009-2037 Stainsbury Ave. in Vancouver.

  • Vienna House aims to showcase innovative materials and processes designed to deliver high-energy performance with very low greenhouse gas emissions. These include:
    • prefabricated wall, floor and ceiling components constructed from renewable materials off site;
    • building information modelling that creates a “digital twin” of the proposed building and allows optimization and careful integration of all systems; and
    • an integrated design process that brings all partners together at regular intervals to collaboratively solve project challenges and maximize opportunities for efficiency.
  • The goals of this project include achieving significant energy savings with a net-zero carbon emission output. The project team is also incorporating building designs and operating programming that would be culturally inclusive and accessible for residents.
  • If approved, and once it is built and operating, Vienna House could be a template for other affordable housing projects across the city, province and country.
  • Vienna House is funded by BC Housing, with support from the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, Natural Resources Canada and Forestry Innovation Investment. WoodWorks! BC is providing in-kind support.
  • The proposed Vienna House would be a six-minute walk from John Hendry Park, the Trout Lake Community Centre and the Trout Lake Farmers Market. The building would be located on a major bus route and would be a 10-minute walk to the nearby Nanaimo SkyTrain Station.