Atrium Building | 7-storeys | Office, commercial

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Atrium-renderingThe Atrium Building covers a large chunk of a city block bounded by Blanshard, Johnson and Yates streets, and the Telus Building to the east.

The design features a glass atrium that is intended to be a public space during normal business hours and can be adapted to serve as a music venue in the evenings. Ground floor commercial units will envelope the north, south and west sides of the building. Materials include fine grained concrete running in bands horizontally across the facade and recycled bronze/copper running vertically.

Construction began in July 2008.

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Project Statistics

  • Status: Under construction
  • Construction Dates
    Began: 2008
    Completed: 2010
  • Floor Count: 7
  • Floorspace: 200,000 sq. ft.
  • Building uses
    Office, commercial
  • Structural types
  • Address: 800 Yates Street
  • Municipality: Victoria
  • Official Project Website


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Below are the five latest responses to the dedicated discussion thread for this project:

Mike K.

Oct 02, 2012 at 9:06 pm

Regus is having a heck of a time finding occupants for their offices at the Atrium. I remember that before we leased our current office in Saanich our office mates (who we shared our previous office with) looked at Regus' offerings before leasing their own space elsewhere. That must have been back in late 2010 or early 2011.

amor de cosmos

Aug 26, 2013 at 9:09 am

Quote: Jury Comments

"The Atrium provides a thoughtful and elegant intervention in downtown Victoria that promises to provide considerable social, ecological and economic value to a previously largely abandoned urban block. The proposition and resulting design of this new high-density office and retail complex embodies all of the ambition and spirit of the emerging notion of regenerative design that emphasizes the catalytic role of buildings can offer in increasing the social and natural capital of the places where they are situated."

"The Atrium is a very well rounded project which should have a significant effect on the urban renewal of this district of Victoria and through its on-going education program should have a profound influence on the way the developer community views construction, management, and marketing of highly sustainable energy efficient rental buildings. The bright transparent open feel of the spaces will provide an enjoyable shopping and work environment for its occupants and visitors. In my opinion the Atrium development definitely raises the bar for this type of commercial development."


Aug 26, 2013 at 4:01 pm


I really noticed the rejuvenation of the block today after reading this quote.
Father and daughter jumping through the steel 800 "art" taking pictures.
people hanging out chatting all over, the bike rack in front of habit was almost completely full with 15-20 bikes.

Quite the difference from the grey fencing and stone walls that were there before.


amor de cosmos

Sep 03, 2013 at 10:16 am

old news coverage

Dylan Leblanc

Sep 03, 2013 at 10:36 am

Interesting to see these sections


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