The fibreglass reinforced Teflon fabric roof has become a Vancouver landmark. It spans 180 feet diagonally over the exhibition spaces and creates a sail-like appearance with its undulating ridges. This nautical motif is reflected in the careful detailing of the entire complex. The ship-like form floats and juts into the water, and a series of outside terraces offers a dramatic view of the mountains and Stanley Park.

  • Project Details

    Location
    Vancouver, British Columbia
    Client
    Canada Harbourplace Corporation
    Size
    1,780,000 sq.ft. (165,367 sq.m.)
    Scope

    Architecture

    Zeidler Roberts Partnership Architects In Joint Venture with Musson Cattell Mackey and Downs Archambault Architects

    Awards
    AIPC Apex Award – World's Best Convention Centre, 2008
    Waterfront Center – Excellence on the Waterfront Award, 1988
    Downtown Vancouver Association – Achievement Award, 1986
    International Downtown Association – Achievement Award, 1986
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