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Vancouver Convention Centre West Architecture

Conference Center Building Development design by LMN Architects + DA/MCM in Canada

Design: LMN Architects + DA/MCM

Opened Apr 2009

Vancouver CC West: Convention Centre Canada
picture : VCCEP

9 Apr 2009

Vancouver Convention Centre

Situated on Vancouver’s waterfront with spectacular views of mountains, ocean, and parks, the Vancouver Convention Centre West is designed to bring together the natural ecology, vibrant local culture, and built environment, accentuating their interrelationships through the architecture. Opening April 2009, the Convention Centre West expansion facility triples the total square footage and functional capacity as well as completes the development of the public realm on the waterfront.

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Seattle-based LMN Architects designed the Vancouver Convention Centre West as a compelling vision of what a civic building can be—a celebration of people and place and a model of sustainability. One of the greenest convention centers in the world, the project is in on track to achieve LEED® Canada Gold certification. LMN worked in collaboration with Vancouver-based Musson Cattell Mackey Partnership and DA Architects & Planners to design the convention center.

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In 2010, the Vancouver Convention Centre West will serve as the broadcast and media center for the XXI Olympic & Paralympic Winter Games. Housing the more than 7,000 media who will be broadcasting live to millions of viewers across the globe, the new facility will be a powerful visual ambassador of the Pacific Northwest region’s commitment to sustainability.

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Vancouver Convention Centre West – Project Details

Project Completion Date
Apri 2009

Project Cost
$883,200,000 (CAN) (This figure includes new West facility, renovations to existing East facility and associated infrastructure improvements to the waterfront.)

Vancouver Conference Centre
photo : LMN Architects

Project Leadership
BC Pavilion Corporation (PavCo), a Crown Corporation of the Province of British Columbia

Project Size
1.2 million square feet

Project Program
– 223,000 square feet of exhibition hall
– 60,000 square feet of meeting rooms
– 55,000 square feet of ballroom
– 90,000 square feet of retail space
– 400,000 square feet of walkways, bikeways, public open space and plazas

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Sustainability Features

• Targeting LEED® Canada Gold
• Six-acre living roof, the largest in Canada and the largest non-industrial living roof in North America
• Shoreline and marine habitat restoration
• Water conservation and reuse system that features black water treatment and desalinization
• Heat pump system that takes advantage of the constant temperature of adjacent seawater
• Energy efficient fixtures
• Advanced energy management systems
• Natural ventilation
• Extensive use of controlled daylighting
• Local materials including locally harvested Douglas fir and Hemlock wood finishes
• Radiant floor cooling

Vancouver CC West : main page

Address: Vancouver Convention Centre, 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver, BC V6C 0C3, Canada

Contact Vancouver Convention Centre: (604) 689-8232

Location: 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver, BC V6C 0C3, Canada

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