Tag Archives: British Columbia

Revery Architecture’s Xiqu Centre wins AFBC award

The Xiqu Centre by Revery Architecture and Ronald Lu & Partners, and the Polygon Gallery by Patkau Architects received the ‘Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia Award in Architecture – Medal’ by the Architectural Foundation of British Columbia (AFBC). This award recognizes excellence in completed architectural projects led or designed by the Architectural Institute of British Columbia (AIBC) members.

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B.C. building insulates interior slabs from balconies with thermal breaks

At 52 storeys, 3 Civic Plaza is the third tallest building in British Columbia, and an anchor to the fastest growing metro centre in the province. It houses a luxury hotel, an urban campus for Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU), meeting rooms, a state-of-the-art fitness centre, a rooftop garden, and 348 residential condominium units, all accessed by an expansive central lobby linking the building’s many uses.

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Architectural zinc roofing considerations

Proper specification, design, and installation of a zinc roof can provide an esthetically appealing, cost-effective, durable system capable of lasting for up to 80 years. To realize the full potential of a zinc roof, it is important to understand not only project-specific conditions, but also the material’s composition and colour palette, seam types, attachment, and installation.

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