A Six-Acre Green Roof in Vancouver

The new west wing of the Vancouver Convention Center(VCC) provides 338,000 square feet of new function spaces as well as an angular six acre green roof, which is the largest non-commercial roof in North America.

The new west wing of the VCC is designed by Seattle based LMN architects working with Musson Cattell Mackey Partnership and DA Architects & Planners. Now the building has become an instant icon for the city.

"Right at the city's waterfront edge but also overlooking the nearby mountains, the convention center is unusual, said Warren Buckley, CEO and President of BC Pavilion Corporation, the group that owns the convention center, because, "It has the ability for someone to walk out of a meeting room and access the ocean." The steel and concrete structure is fronted by a giant glass curtain wall that captures these views."

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