Issue 24 - July | August 2010
SAB Awards Winning Projects
60 RICHMOND EAST HOUSING DEVELOPMENT
Teeple Architects Inc.
The unique program inspired the building design. The residents are primarily union workers in the hospitality industry, which informed the decision to design a restaurant and training kitchen on the ground floor, owned and run by the residents.
Paul Raff Studio
Cascade House is oriented precisely North-South-East-West to optimize its passive solar performance. Configured in an L-shape opening southward, its large south-facing windows allow the winter sun to heat the house. A dark slate wall, the primary organizing element of the house, is a passive heat sink: it absorbs the sun's heat by day, and releases it by night.
WEST VANCOUVER COMMUNITY CENTRE
Hughes Condon Marler Architects
This project presents a dynamic new approach to community centre design. The building is the social heart of the community. Situated on a Civic Centre site that contains a variety of civic buildings and functions, this project was intended to be the defining element of community life on the site.
Acton Ostry Architects Inc.
In Vancouver's Gastown heritage district, five adjacent sites [Alhambra + Garage + Cordage + Grand + Terminus] provided the critical mass necessary to make a significant contribution to the revitalization of the neighbourhood. The project combines rehabilitation with redevelopment that doubles the density of the site, providing a blend of retail and office commercial as well as residential uses.
MANITOBA HYDRO PLACE
Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blumberg, and Smith Carter Architects and Engineers Incorporated
Manitoba Hydro, the primary energy utility in the Province of Manitoba, set ambitious goals for its new headquarters, namely, high energy efficiency, urban revitalization, and a supportive workplace. The 65,000m2, 22-storey office tower occupies a full block in the centre of Winnipeg,
SAUDER SCHOOL OF BUSINESS
Acton Ostry Architects Inc.
The Sauder School of Business is located at the geographical centre of the University of British Columbia campus, and at the start of this project comprised a disparate series of buildings constructed over a 30-year period. The original Henry Angus classroom block and office tower were constructed in 1965. The E.D. McPhee North and South additions were built in 1975 and the David Lam Management Research Centre was completed in 1995.
VANCOUVER CONVENTION CENTRE
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Renewable Energy in Canada
The fifth facade
In the world of Industrial, Commercial and Institutional [ICI] construction, the vast majority of buildings have flat roofs that are often not in view. Yet they exist in the harshest of environments - baked under blazing sun, exposed to wind, rain and snow, walked upon by various trades with little concern for the integrity of the membrane. All of this while performing arguably the most important building envelope function - protecting the interior space below by keeping the exterior elements out.
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