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The VanDusen Botanical Garden Visitor Centre is an inspired inspiration. Inspired by the form of a native orchid leaf, the’ new state-of-the-art Visitor Centre creates a landmark facility that re-connects people to the environmental issues of the 21st Century including water and energy conservation, topics of re-use and recycling, the aesthetic value of our native plant ecology, further concepts in sustainable building and design.’ [Source: Landezine]Sharp & Diamond

STRUCTURAL DESIGNER
Fast+ Epp

WINNER OF AWARD FOR
Community or Residential Structures – 2012Sharp & Diamond

Judge’s comment:

“This is wood innovation at the heart of a stunning piece of structure and architecture. Engineering ingenuity bridges the gap between its flowing form and the simple elements it is composed of.”Sharp & Diamond

ARCHITECT
Perkins + Will CanadaSharp & Diamond

CONTRIBUTORS
M&E Engineers: Cabal EngineeringSharp & Diamond

PRINCIPAL CONTRACTORS
Ledcor IndustriesSharp & Diamond

OTHER SUB CONTRACTORS
StructureCraft Builders Inc., Cobal Engineering, Trow R.F. Binnie & Associates, BTY Group, Sharpe & Diamond, Cornelia Hahn Oberlander, B.R. ThorsonSharp & Diamond

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