The bright red Great Northern Way Pavilion, next to Emily Carr University in the False Creek Flats, is the winner of two prestigious construction awards.
The Metal Construction Association (MCA) gave the Great Northern Way Pavilion the 2019 Chairman’s Award in the Commercial/Industrial and Overall Excellence categories. The architects are Perkins + Will.
The building was developed as part of 565 Great Northern Way office project by Low Tide Properties and PCI. The LEED Gold development includes 160,000 sq ft. of office space.
The pavilion will soon be home to a Nemesis Coffee location.
Photos: Great Northern Way Pavillon
The Metal Construction Association states:
“The Great Northern Way Pavilion is relatively small but stunning architectural achievement that makes a statement like no other structure in Vancouver. The building is formed by a series of curving petals that cascade from an oculus at the roof down to the pedestrian level. The inner set of petals contains the glazing while the outer set of petals are free-standing to the ground.”
“The design includes a series of overlapping tiles to follow and complement the curvilinear nature of the building — a difficult task because standard wall and roofing methods would not work well. A custom metal composite material (MCM) wall tile system provides a high- performance aluminum rainscreen while the specialty finish, a color-shifting red, responds to the ever-changing natural light.”
“In terms of its sculptural and architectural quality, presence, articulation, and detailing, this project comes together wonderfully in every component.”