FROM THE AIA:
The new Vancouver Convention Center West integrates the urban ecosystem at the intersection of a vibrant downtown core and one of the most spectacular natural ecosystems in North America. Certified LEED® Canada Platinum, the project weaves together architecture, interior architecture, and urban design in a unified whole that functions literally as a living part of both the city and the harbor. Urban spaces formed by the building’s landforms mix with landscape and marine ecosystems, transportation modes, retail activity, and civic gatherings. The glass perimeter enclosure provides strong linkages with the urban and environmental context.