Architects practicing design in the region have honed in on pertinent aspects that draw masses to the built environment. Design approaches are often derived from notions of contact with the natural environment, integrative existences, and the intrinsic value of every buildable site.
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Many people have been drawn to Vancouver by the land, water, and mountains. For Vancouverites and their neighbours, the beauty of the background seems too easily attained.
Now look towards the expanses of built form throughout the city growing larger every day. The most iconic buildings are often exceptionally beautiful and inspirational. Each of these architectural works tell a fascinating story just by looking at the façade, building forms, and landscapes.
Here is a list of a 16 places in Metro Vancouver that iconically augment the architectural value of the surrounding environment.
James K.M. Cheng
Eugenia Place Tower
Richard Henriquez + Partners
Canada House (Vancouver Olympic Village)
Henriquez Partners Architects
Sheraton Wall Centre
Busby Perkins + Will
Vancouver Convention Centre (West)
LMN + DA with MCM Partnership
Beaty Biodiversity Centre and Aquatic Ecosystems Research Laboratory
Richmond Olympic Oval
Surrey City Centre Library
Bing Thom Architects
Foster & Partners
Semiahmoo Library + RCMP Facility
Green Over Grey (Living Wall) with MCM
Library Square – Vancouver Public Library Central Branch
Image: Vancouver Library Square via Shutterstock
Image: Canada Place via Shutterstock
Image: Science World via Shutterstock
BC Place Stadium
Studio Phillips Barratt, Ltd. and Stantec Architecture Ltd.
Image: Jason Pier via Flickr
Featured Image: Musson Cattell Mackey Partnership