Gallery: Vancouver Convention Center Expands on Green

Vancouver Convention Center Green Expansion

There are numerous approaches to making greener buildings- from the inside out, from the ground up, density through urban infill, integrating into the landscape, to name a few… but when an existing 133,000 sq. ft. building aims to expand to 500,000 sq. ft., covering a frightening 6 acres- you have to think BIG. That is the vision of the Vancouver Convention & Exhibition Center (VCEC), as it triples in size in time to accommodate the 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games.

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  1. Bren101 April 3, 2009 at 3:05 pm

    April 3, 2009
    Opening day for the Vancouver Convention and Exhibition Centre.

    Googled images on the the thing, and this web site popped up. Kudos.

    The building has cost a lot of money, but it will be well used. It\’s an economic feature of the city, and not really a practical environmental factor. However, the VCEC\’s ergonomics will stick out and get noticed and discussed. The project does demonstrate how much we humans have adapted away from nature and are now trying to return. We have over-organized our ability to walk barefoot.

    living down the road,

  2. Heather March 7, 2008 at 11:13 pm

    Looks like an excellent proposition given that hosting the Olympics can be a devastating venture to the city’s environment, both pre- and post-event. I agree with the writer that actually certifying LEED is a big difference from just “qualifying”. Here’s hoping they go the full measure, all the way around! After all, what better for an Olympic venue than Gold? :)

  3. Michael February 29, 2008 at 3:19 pm

    Looks a lot like the green convention center built in Pittsburgh, PA!

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