SABMag 60 - Summer 2018
SPECIAL ISSUE: 2018 CANADIAN GREEN BUILDING AWARDS Winning Projects Announced!
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|Green Reason||RJC Engineers|
|Sloan||Canadian Precast Prestressed Concrete Institute|
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NINE WINNING PROJECTS
- UBC CAMPUS ENERGY CENTRE
- BROCK COMMONS TALLWOOD HOUSE
- LANGARA COLLEGE SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY BUILDING
- HARVEY WOODS LOFTS
- ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND CHEMISTRY BUILDING
- OKANAGAN COLLEGE CHILD CARE CENTRE
- ECOLOGY ACTION CENTRE HEADQUARTERS
- CENTRE DE DÉCOUVERTE
- ONE YORK STREET
Jury comments: This is a beautiful solution for a building type that has traditionally been tucked away from public view. The elegant way in which the building reveals its inner workings makes it not only a striking piece of architecture, but an important didactic tool for the University of British Columbia. Read more ...
Jury comments: We were impressed by the waste reduction that resulted from factory prefabrication, the speed of construction, the technical innovation, the holistic approach to sustainability – including carbon sequestration and life cycle issues. This is a building many people can learn from. Read more ...
Jury comments: This project is notable for its planning, with a six-storey atrium that functions not only as a light and ventilation well, but also as a social incubator that reinforces the academic program. The quality and quantity of natural light is extraordinary for a laboratory building of this type, and the energy performance
is also exemplary. The project also creates a striking new landmark for the college. Read more ...
Jury comments: The retention and rehabilitation of existing buildings, particularly in the centre of small cities such as this, addresses sustainability issues of embodied energy as well as social and cultural continuity. We were impressed by how an atrium was created within the existing building as a community space, and by the improvements in energy performance – particularly in the context of a large social
housing project. Read more ...
Jury comments: This building has a particularly innovative approach to solar shading, creating a dynamic façade and animating interior spaces. This approach carries through to the other environmental systems which are exposed to view, not simply to celebrate the technology, but to monitor performance, facilitate research and identify potential improvements. Read more ...
Jury comments: As a structure designed to the rigorous Passive House standard, this building is notable for the beauty and simplicity of its environmental systems. The building relies mostly on local materials and very economical passive design strategies, yet also addresses cross-cultural issues and creates a symbolic new gateway to the college campus. Read more ...
Jury comments: The fact the community was actively engaged in this project speaks to the often-overlooked issue of social and cultural sustainability. As such, it provides a reminder that successful community architecture is as much about process as it is about the final product. The energy performance and the creative use of salvaged materials were particularly impressive. Read more ...
Jury comments: This building was notable for its strong focus on sustainable strategies, implemented in a most elegant and beautifully detailed way. The use of natural ventilation and daylighting was particularly innovative. We also appreciated the multiple ways in which local wood was used. Read more ...
Jury comments: We were impressed that this tower incorporated so many innovative sustainable features, whether or not they would achieve credits on a check list. Things like individualized climate controls for office workers, and a public park rather than simply amenity space for building occupants, were notable examples of this approach. Read more ...