The Olympic Village in Vancouver is home to a multi-faceted residential community. Canada House is referred to as the ‘jewel’ of the village. The floors of the two towers are offset so that the buildings twist as they rise.
KPS was selected by the Architect & Construction Manager to engage in a design assistance role. Our input helped make the complex vision for the building’s façade a reality. We solved many technical challenges by determining viable interface connections that would maintain the architectural intent, yet also meet the requirements for thermal and structural performance.
KPS fabricated and installed over 7,000 exterior metal panels for this project. The surface product is Alucobond ‘NaturAL Brushed’ – an advanced aluminum composite with a finish that resembles stainless steel. The fish-scale design was unique; never done before, and the project schedule was demanding, but KPS completed the work in advance of the occupancy date. The Arthur Erickson and Nick Milkovich Architects design is an outstanding achievement; it has certainly become one of the City’s recognizable landmarks.