Gallery: Sea Salt Refinery Renovated Into A Historic Landmark & Event B...

When Vancouver redeveloped its South East False Creek area in preparation for the 2010 Winter Olympics, it also worked to restore its historic Salt Building - which turned out beautifully as you can see from the photo above. Built in the 1930s and used as
 
When Vancouver redeveloped its South East False Creek area in preparation for the 2010 Winter Olympics, it also worked to restore its historic Salt Building - which turned out beautifully as you can see from the photo above. Built in the 1930s and used as a sea salt refinery, the Salt Building sits in the former industrial area and now serves as a space for events and as a multi-functional building with restaurants. The renovation was handled by Acton Ostry Architects with the aid of Jonathon Yardley Architect and is aiming for LEED Gold certification for Core and Shell. The adaptive re-use project was unique in that it was not only a historic renovation, but also a sustainable renovation project and establishes the heavy timber building as an iconic landmark.

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