Issue 26 - November | December 2010

 
 

MOUNT PLEASANT CENTRE  

Combo of apartments, library, community centre aims for LEED Gold

The Mount Pleasant Centre sets a precedent, being the first truly multi-service community centre in Vancouver. The integrated program came about through the choice of site. Reviewing its options for the replacement of an aging community centre on the south edge of the Mount Pleasant neighbourhood, the Vancouver Park Board began to look for a more central location.

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SUSTAINABILITY

as a Driver of Artistic Innovation

 Artistic originality is rarely mentioned in the context of sustainable architecture and construction. For example, Frank Gehry and Zaha Hadid-like buildings have not found a place in this magazine.

 
 
 
 

SFU UNIVERSITY BUILDING

One of the first in Canada to meet Living Building Challenge
 
This 510m2 childcare centre endeavours to address the considerable environmental design ambitions of the Living Building Challenge with the unique early childhood learning objectives of the Reggio Emilio method. 
 
 
 
 

GREENING
EXISTING BUILDINGS

Improved performance, reduced costs
 
As more new buildings are becoming LEED certified, the attention is also turning to North America’s existing building stock, which includes many inefficient, poorly functioning, unhealthy, and uncomfortable buildings.
 
 

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CENTRE PLACE MANITOBA

Design of short lifespan building takes creative thinking
 
Commissioned by the Province of Manitoba, and designed for an initial five week service life as the provincial pavilion at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games, Centre Place Manitoba has now been successfully relocated and re-erected on the outskirts of Winnipeg.
 
 

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