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In collaboration with Arthur Erickson Client Dance Foundation, Scotiabank Dance Theatre Completed 2000 Address 677 Davie Street Transit Yaletown-Roundhouse Access lobby only 30 DOWNTOWN CENTRAL 31 GRANtable Produced as a component of the City’s ongoing ‘Art in Public Places’ project, this overscaled installation of urban furniture takes its cue from the grand rooms of neoclassical architecture. The use of the 66 foot long table ranges from being an empty piece of heroic sculpture to providing a site for large community picnics.
At the same time, the structures were upgraded to accommodate contemporary green building techniques and energy efﬁcient features. The laneways include shared community gardens, both subsidized and market rental housing and serve as an enduring witness to community accomplishment in the face of a very different development status quo. R. McEwen Associated Architects Heritage Donald Luxton & Associates Inc. Landscape Durante Kreuk Ltd.
The project integrates fragments of the existing 1908 building and further references the surroundings’ material heritage in its application of metal screens and lower level brickwork. The adjacent Lore Krill Housing Cooperative building anticipates the more extensive Woodward’s site in material character and further contributes to the diverse housing types in this precinct. Planted exterior facades and roofs declare the project’s commitment to sustainability at an expansive urban scale. Architect Community Liaison Structure Client Completed Address Transit Access 44 Henriquez Partners Architects Jim Green Glotman Simpson Consulting Engineers Westbank Projects & Peterson Investment Group 2010 100 West Cordova Stadium, Waterfront public, private residential DOWNTOWN EAST SIDE 45 INFORM INTERIORS This retail development represents a substantial renovation and addition to an existing heritage building.
A Guidebook to Contemporary Architecture in Vancouver by Christopher Macdonald