5th & Main Project Topping Off Ceremony
We were thrilled to attend the topping off ceremony for our project at 5th and Main. The shape of the building is really starting to come together as a unique look in the city fabric. The views from the top are going to be spectacular!
Congratulations to Chard, ITC and all of the sub-trades involved in getting this project to where it is.
Above, Exterior View Rendering
The Golden Shovels!
Top o’ the world!
MEC’s new Head Office and Flagship – Vancouver
Proscenium’s Hugh Cochlin and Ben Nielsen recently led sold-out hard hat tours of MEC’s new Head Office and Flagship at 2nd & Quebec. Currently under construction, this project was designed under our sustainability agenda and using innovative technology.
This LEED Platinum Certified office building is designed to be 55% more energy efficient than a conventional building of A similar size.
The Head Office and Flagship Store will open later this year and we couldn’t be more thrilled!
Pipe Shop Phase II
Early this year, the City of North Vancouver commissioned the second phase of the Pipe Shop. Primarily a building systems scope comprising a new HVAC system, complete with AC to condition the space, along with new lighting and controls – the Pipe Shop will soon be a comfortable space for event goers.
There are only two architectural elements in this phase, but they will have a dramatic impact on the space. Acoustic panels will fasten to the ceiling to reduce the resonance of the room and an architecturally unique stair will provide access to a future lounge space in the mezzanine. In the interim, the mezzanine will be for staff access only.
Happy Holidays from Proscenium
We are closed for the season and look forward to seeing you in 2019!
The new Vancouver MEC Store in progress
Site located at 2nd and Quebec:
South-west corner of mass timber (& steel frame) structure with steel canopy supports
Second of 3- storey mass timber structure, (glulam & steel frame with 7-layer CLT floor & roof plates)
Photography courtesy of Jack Korb
Concept Design Project
This project consists of two distinct parts – the revitalization of an existing heritage building and the addition of a new 6-storey residential building at the back of the site. The main challenge was to create a volume that wasn’t imposing, that is respectful of the existing heritage building.
The cantilever of the upper levels was informed by zoning mandated setbacks from the lane, and provides an additional material and visual separation between existing and new construction.
The main entry and two storey lobby to the building have been located on the side street between the existing building and the addition, a linchpin connecting heritage and contemporary elements in juxtaposition.
Ample outdoor spaces on both north and south facades add depth to the architectural expression and provide the passive solar gain control required to meet energy targets.
Gone lawn bowlin’!
We are closing early today for our summer staff party!
SABMag Canadian Green Building Award 2018 for the Langara College Science & Technology Building!
The Langara College Science & Technology Building has received a SAB Magazine Canadian Green Building Award in the category of Institutional [Large], and we couldn’t be prouder.
This project is notable for its planning, with a six-storey atrium that functions not only as a light and ventilation well, but also as a social incubator that reinforces the academic program. The quality and quantity of natural light is extraordinary for a laboratory building of this type, and the energy performance is also exemplary. The project also creates a striking new landmark for the college.