Vancouver Convention Centre
Vancouver, British Columbia | 2003–2010
The expansion of the Vancouver Convention and Exhibition Centre has added a spectacular urban plaza, public gathering spaces, living roof, and seawall pedestrian and cycling route to the Coal Harbour waterfront and downtown core. This project not only welcomes visitors and delegates to Vancouver, but provides an animated outdoor open space that is enjoyed daily by local and regional residents.
The Convention Centre gives back to nature through the PWL Partnership designed extensive 2.4-hectare (six-acre) living roof, the largest in Canada. The urban ecological habitat comprised of carefully selected native grasses and perennial plants attracts insects and birds, filters and detains storm water, reduces building energy consumption and offsets the impact of the large building footprint.
LEED® Platinum for New Construction
LEED® Platinum for Existing Buildings
2017 CaGBC Leadership Award for Existing Building
2013 AIA Institute Honour Award for Architecture
2011 World Architecture News Effectiveness Award
2011 AIA/COTE Top 10 Green Projects Award
2010 Design Exchange Awards Gold
2010 Green Roofs for Healthy Cities Award of Excellence
2010 CSLA National Merit Award