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.
MIPIM/Architectural Review Future Project Award
Architecture Master Prize Honourable Mention
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.
Construction of the $130-million project is scheduled to commence in 2021.
WAN Awards Future Projects Gold
Azure Magazine Unbuilt Building Award
Azure Magazine Unbuilt Building People’s Choice Award
MIPIM & Architectural Review Future Project Award
Rethinking the Future Architecture, Construction & Design Award
Canadian Architect Award of Excellence