Posts Tagged ‘2011 SABAwards WInning Projects’

2011 SAB Award Winning Project - Affordable Housing Bellechasse

Thursday, August 11th, 2011

This is a multi-family social housing development located close to downtown Montreal. It incorporates an abandoned utility building that served previously as a hospital. The overall development included the restoration of this building together with new structures, and totals 9,497m2 in 91 residential units.

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2011 SAB Award Winning Project - VIU Deep Bay Marine Field Station

Thursday, August 11th, 2011

The Vancouver Island University’s [VIU] Deep Bay Marine Field Station is a new 1,200 m2 facility located on a three hectare unserviced waterfront site at the south end of scenic Bayne’s Sound, 65 km north of Nanaimo on Vancouver Island. As an extension of VIU Centre for Shellfish Research Nanaimo Campus, the new Field Station will accommodate research and educational programs devoted to the development of a sustainable shellfish aquaculture industry on Vancouver Island. The new facility will also support the public educational objectives set by the Centre.

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2011 SAB Award Winning Project - The Schoolhouse

Thursday, August 11th, 2011

Through the renovation and conversion of a historic structure this project has created a dramatic, modern and sustainable building. The project took a redundant 1940s schoolhouse, located in East Vancouver’s historic Strathcona neighbourhood, and transformed it into five distinctive residential units for the client and his extended family.

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2011 SAB Award Winning Project - False Creek Energy Centre

Thursday, August 11th, 2011

The False Creek Energy Centre [FCEC] is an innovative heating plant that produces domestic hot water and space heating for the Neighbourhood Energy Utility [NEU] that serves Vancouver’s emerging South East False Creek community.

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2011 SAB Awards Winning Project - Shepard Environmental Education Centre

Thursday, August 11th, 2011

Located on the outskirts of Calgary, the Shepard wetland is part of a 227ha storm water management initiative to improve the quality of storm water entering the Bow River.  Development of this site also creates an open water habitat for wildlife.  It is a regionally significant migratory and breeding habitat for waterfowl, and will provide important connections with surrounding wetland areas.

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2011 SAB Award Winning Project - RBC Centre

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

The 100,000m2, 42-storey RBC Centre built by Cadillac Fairview at Simcoe and Wellington Streets in downtown Toronto is the result of a creative collaboration between the developer and its anchor tenants, RBC and RBC Dexia. The project dispels common misconceptions in the real-estate industry by demonstrating that green buildings with new ideas and advanced environmental technologies need not cost more.

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2011 SAB Award winner - Creekside Community Centre

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

Located on the southeast shore of False Creek in Vancouver, this new community centre was part of the Athlete’s Village development for the 2010 Winter Olympic Games. It served as a media centre during the Games before being converted to its legacy use. The program is a mix of community based and commercial elements, all designed to serve the new neighbourhood now being developed on the former industrial waterfront lands.

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Cascade House

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

Paul Raff Studio

Jury Comments: Built in the long-established Forest Hill neighbourhood of luxury homes in Toronto, the 4,000sf infill home is 30% less in size compared to typical homes of the area. An interior slate-finished wall behind the stair acts as a heat sink, and also functions as an organizing element for the beautiful interior. Sustainability features, such as the reduced footprint, use of durable materials, and careful orientation to maximize natural light, are not radical but are well considered.

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Vancouver Convention Centre West

Friday, August 20th, 2010

DA Architects + Planners, Musson Cattell Mackey Partnership,

and LMN Architects

Jury Comments: This project takes a common, large and often mundane building form that does not usually integrate well into the city and makes it fit perfectly on a very tight, water-edge site. With great skill, the building is constructed as a bridge over an existing rail line and extending over the shoreline as piles. With a huge 2.5 hectare vegetated roof, this is a building as landscape with excellent sustainability technologies that make this project a leap forward in sustainable design, and a transformative building.

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Sauder School of Business

Wednesday, August 18th, 2010

Acton Ostry Architects Inc.

Jury comments: The building is a stand-out as the renovation of a mundane 1960s University of British Columbia building that takes the assets of the old building and improves them. A revised colourful and vibrant glazed facade signals the rebirth life of the building, and the new five-storey construction cleverly adds an atrium that introduces more useable interior space with natural light and ventilation. The strategy to use waste steam from the district heating plant for heating and cooling is innovative.

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