Industrial Long Wood

October 2020

Located in the False Creek Flats area of Vancouver, Industrial Long Wood is an exposed mass timber building that measures 27 by 21 metres wide and 162 metres long, equivalent to a 54-storey tower laid on its side. The proposed building supports a City of Vancouver planning vision for a newly established light industrial and digital tech office area located close to downtown and the Port of Vancouver.

To achieve economy through speed of construction, a “keep it simple” design approach leverages repetition and prefabrication. The seven-metre by nine-metre structural grid is comprised of glulam columns and cross bracing and CLT infill panels supported on glulam edge beams and a flush central steel beam. Two CLT cores provide additional seismic and lateral support.

recognition

2022
Grands Prix du Design Architecture + Wood Gold Award
Grands Prix du Design Concept & Unbuilt Gold Award

2021
MIPIM/Architectural Review Future Project Award
Architecture Master Prize Honourable Mention

Limberlost Place

April 2018

Limberlost Place (FKA The Arbour) at George Brown College is a collaboration between Moriyama & Teshima Architects and Acton Ostry Architects that will transform the Toronto skyline with an eye-catching, exposed tall wood structure that will incorporate solar chimney systems to capture and harness light and air for natural ventilation and ground source geothermal energy for heating and cooling. Limberlost Place will serve as an educational hub for George Brown College and will include a Tall Wood Research Institute and a child care centre.

The 10 storey, 16,250 square-metre facility will mark an important step forward in the development of large span mass wood structures and is poised to be the first project of its kind in the world.

recognition

2022
World Architecture Festival WAFX Award
WAF Future Projects Education Award – Shortlist
Waterfront Toronto Excellence in Design Innovation Award

2021
Ontario Engineering Projects Award of Excellence

2019
WAN Awards Future Projects Gold
Azure Magazine Unbuilt Building Award
Azure Magazine Unbuilt Building People’s Choice Award
MIPIM & Architectural Review Future Project Award

2018
ReThinking the Future Award, Certificate of First Award
Rethinking the Future Architecture, Construction & Design Award
Canadian Architect Award of Excellence