2011 Commercial Building Awards | www.rebgv.org

The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver honoured the very best in commercial building at its second annual Commercial Building Awards. 

To view the buliding submissions, please click on Part One and Part Two of the booklet below.

 
Part One      Part Two

 

Award recipients of the 2011 Commercial Building Awards:

 

 

Cliffwalk at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park  
Community Facility

Cliffwalk is the newest adventure at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park in North Vancouver.

Nearly 213 metres in length, the narrow 50 centimetre wide walkways have fixed handrails supported by steel beams cantilevered from 16 anchor points in the granite rock face of the canyon.

     

        

Fairmont Pacific Rim  
Hospitality Hotels/Motels/Resorts

At 813,00 square feet, the 377 room luxury hotel, 175 unit condominium Fairmont Pacific Rim is perhaps the single  largest building in Vancouver. The architectural challenge was to fit this large building into the existing urban fabric, especially with the spectacular Marine Building next door. The building provides a counterpoint to the convention centre and surrounding buildings with no one facade the same as another to break down the scale and reflect different solar orientations.

     

 

 

Jameson House 
Mixed Use Commercial/Residential

• A complex urban context of a downtown central business district mid-block infill site with adjacent properties on both sides built to zero lot line setbacks
• The deliberately respectful urban integration of a tall modern building next to the class A heritage Credit Foncier building
• A complicated building program for a 250,000 square foot, 37 storey mixed use building with retail, office and high end residential space and incorporating heritage retention/restoration of a class A, one and a half storey building

     

 

Maria Keary Cottage 
Community Facility

• Historic restoration links past to present with a sustainable solution
• Endangered 1887 houses rehabilitated into a 35-bed supportive housing facility
• Identity and character of historic neighbourhood preserved and enhanced
• Project supported training in traditional trades including for future residents

     

 

Parissa Laboratories
Industrial 

Green Ethos: this building has been designed from the ground up to support sustainability and encourage other businesses to follow suit.

Design Esthetic: great care has been taken to complement and respect the surrounding environment

Vancouver is Our Home: consideration for the health and lifestyle of staff and community factor heavily both in building design and its operation.

     

 

Rosewood Hotel Georgia  
Commercial Renovation/Restoration

The team was dedicated to restoring this heritage Georgian revival hotel to its original grandeur. Hotel Georgia is now incorporated into a true mixed use urban redevelopment allowing the integration of hotel with new parkade, spa, fitness and pool facilities shared with new adjacent residential and office tower.

     

 

Willingdon Park 
Office

Phases 8 and 9 of the Willingdon Park in Burnaby is the culmination of 25 years of design and development of one of Metro Vancouver’s most significant business parks.

These phases possess many sustainable elements and amenities for an active community creating a campus-like feel. The building itself is a strong architectural statement framed by massive arches and attractive light spires.