Central City

Foto © Nic Lehoux
Foto © Nic Lehoux
Foto © Nic Lehoux
Foto © Nic Lehoux
Foto © Nic Lehoux
Foto © Nic Lehoux
Foto © Nic Lehoux
Foto © Nic Lehoux
Foto © Nic Lehoux
Revery Architecture
King George Blvd, V3T 5X4 Surrey
> 1 Mrd.
20–100 Stockwerke

Central City is a project born of Surrey’s complex history as an edge city south of Vancouver, whose rapid growth and lack of planning left it without a sense of a city centre. Having identified the need for a large mixed-use development, BTA brought together three clients – the provincial government, a university, and an insurance company – to redevelop a declining shopping centre, on top of which was constructed space for the university and office tower for the insurance company. By combining the activities of the shopping centre and the University, all parties saved significant capital, construction and operational costs.

A large civic plaza – the first urban open space in Surrey – marks the entrance to the building. A series of atria organize the building on the inside and bathe the interior with natural light. Heavy timber construction, historically associated with BC, is used here in a contemporary and technologically advanced way. A design-build arrangement allowed the architects to work with a wood fabricator to develop and build three distinct timber systems, including a wood space frame constructed from peeler cores, a waste product from the plywood industry.

Dazugehörige Projekte

  • Paul Reinhart Dreifach-Sporthalle
    Walter Bieler AG
  • 3MFH Oberchärns
    Lengacher Emmenegger Partner
  • Haus in Inchigeelagh
    Markus Schietsch Architekten
  • Centre hospitalier 'Klinikum am Wörthersee'
    Dietmar Feichtinger Architectes
  • Passerelle Simone-de-Beauvoir
    Dietmar Feichtinger Architectes


Andere Projekte von Revery Architecture

Chan Centre for the Performing Arts
Arena Stage at Mead Center for American Theater
Washington D.C., USA
Acadia Residence
Canada Pavilion - Expo '92
Seville, Spanien
Aberdeen Centre
Sunset Community Centre