From the design of our double LEED ® Platinum certified facility, the use of the latest green technologies to the adoption of green operating practices, the Vancouver Convention Centre is committed to being as environmentally sustainable as possible.
late December through mid-January) with limited wastewater to feed the treatment plant due to limited convention activity and concurrent wastewater generation within the building; however, once the restaurants in the building were established this challenge was resolved.
The new West Building expansion is certified Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Platinum (LEED) and is designated a PowerSmart Convention Centre by BC Hydro. Each step is planted with marine species adapted to a specific depth below the water, resulting in a kelp forest characteristic of the natural shoreline and supporting a diversity of harbor fauna. It was awarded a "Go Green" certificate from the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) for industry-approved, environmental best practices in building management. events with the illumination of the facility’s district markers and arms of the Vancouver Convention Centre West The Centre’s two connected buildings – the iconic East and the stunning West – feature 466,500 ft2 (43,340 m2) of flexible and functional meeting, exhibition, ballroom and plenary spaces for any event. It is owned by the British Columbia Pavilion Corporation, a Crown corporation owned by the government of British Columbia. In the event that the roof irrigation demands exceed the capacity of the wastewater treatment plant, make-up water can be provided by a reverse osmosis desalinization plant drawing and treating seawater pumped from the harbour as well as municipal water through an air gap connection to the storage tanks, as needed. The landscape functionally connects to nearby Stanley Park via a corridor of waterfront parks.
All wastewater from washrooms, retail, and restaurant activities in the building is reclaimed and recycled for use in toilet and urinal flushing, and green roof irrigation. With the opening of the new West Building in 2009, it now has 43,340 square metres (466,500 sq ft) of meeting space.
In 2002, and again in 2008, the VCEC was awarded the International Association of Congress Centres (AIPC) "Apex Award" for the "World's Best Congress Centre". Completed in 2009 in Vancouver, Canada. The East Building served as the main press centre for the 2010 Winter Olympics. Not only will your meeting take place in one of the most breathtaking settings, our facility is designed from top to bottom to open minds and feed imaginations. 999 Canada Pl Located on Vancouver’s downtown waterfront with a dramatic mountain backdrop, the award-winning Vancouver Convention Centre offers one of the most beautiful settings in the world. Adjacent to the West building is the "Jack Poole Plaza" (formerly known as Thurlow Plaza), in honour of Jack Poole, who died of pancreatic cancer in 2009. An artificial reef structure rings the building perimeter, consisting of a series of concrete steps.
Fax: +1-604-647-7232 Surrounding the building are 37,000 m2 (400,000 sq ft) of walkways, bikeways, public open space and plazas, for a total project area of 5.7 hectares (14 acres) of land and 3.2 hectares (8 acres) over water. Convention centre in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, "Vancouver Convention Centre » Jack Poole Plaza", VANCOUVER CONVENTION AND EXHIBITION CENTRE (VCEC) CD-1 GUIDELINES - 100 THURLOW STREET, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Vancouver_Convention_Centre&oldid=962864787, Infobox mapframe without OSM relation ID on Wikidata, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Vancouver Convention and Exhibition Centre, This page was last edited on 16 June 2020, at 12:32. The site of the expansion is a former marine and rail industrial area, most of which was covered in impervious surfaces and contaminated.
With the opening of the new West Building in 2009, it now has 43,340 square metres (466,500 sq ft) of meeting space. No public access is allowed to the roof, which made it possible to create a fully functional ecosystem with natural drainage and seed migration patterns using the roof's architectural topography. If you have a question about events taking place at the Vancouver Convention Centre, please get in touch with us using the contact information below. Vancouver, BC Irrigation to the roof is provided by the building's wastewater treatment plant.
The treatment system is designed for an average daily flow of 75 cubic metres (20,000 US gal; 16,000 imp gal) per day, and maximum flows of up to 150 cubic metres (40,000 US gal; 33,000 imp gal) per day. The Vancouver Convention Centre in downtown Vancouver is a beautiful, inspiring event space with an unbeatable waterfront location.
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Phone: +1-604-689-8232 Toll-free: +1-866-785-8232 (North America) 1055 Canada Pl Email: [email protected] The 2.4-hectare (6-acre) "living roof" is the largest in Canada and the largest non-industrial living roof in North America. The project also supplies infrastructure for future water based developments including an expanded marina, a float plane terminal, and water-based retail opportunities. The Vancouver Convention Centre is proud to support various causes and community The Vancouver Convention Centre (formerly known as the Vancouver Convention & Exhibition Centre, or VCEC) is a convention centre in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; it is one of Canada's largest convention centres. Morrison Hershfield ensured quality assurance and conducted enhanced field review during construction of all building envelope components including innovative curtain wall glazing and green roof. This, along with our unwavering commitment to sustainability, unparalleled technical service and culinary excellence, will ensure that your event is nothing less than remarkable. We are here to help you every step of the way. All rights reserved.
The roof landscape is designed as a self-sustaining grassy habitat characteristic of coastal British Columbia, including 400,000 native plants and 4 colonies of 60,000 bees each which provide honey for the public plaza restaurant. Are you interested in joining a world-class team of highly skilled, professional and enthusiastic service professionals that hosts some of the best conventions, meetings and exhibitions in the world? The expansion led to a decrease in the site's impervious surfaces by almost 30 percent, mitigating total suspended solids and phosphorus content from stormwater and reducing the site's heat-island contribution. Vancouver, BC V6C 0C3
Situated on Vancouver’s waterfront with spectacular views of mountains, ocean, and parks, the Vancouver Convention Centre … Vancouver Convention Centre
Along the waterfront, the shoreline ecology is fully restored from its previous brownfield state and supports a historic salmon migration path.
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The award-winning Vancouver Convention Centre consists of two connected buildings on the downtown waterfront: the stunning West and the iconic East. Vancouver, BC V6C 3C1 It effectively tripled the capacity of the convention centre. • The City of Vancouver’s planners indicated they did not want a design that could potentially ‘steal the …