DAY 1 – SESSION 2: COMMUNITY + TRANSPORTATION MASS TIMBER PROJECTS
For AIA/AIBC learning credits, please complete this brief quiz after watching the recording.
KELOWNA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT & JOYCE-COLLINGWOOD AND SURREY CENTRAL SKYTRAIN STATIONS:
This presentation will discuss the merits and value of using mass timber from an architectural perspective. Rob and Nick will share experience utilizing mass timber through a sampling of transportation projects, featuring Kelowna International Airport and the Joyce-Collingwood and Surrey Central SkyTrain stations.
Attendees will learn the following:
The decision-making process that fostered the adoption of mass timber.
- The relationship between mass timber, meaningful placemaking and community values.
- How mass timber was integrated into these specific projects.
- Where this knowledge has influenced other architectural applications.
LANGFORD MASS TIMBER COMMUNITY PROJECT:
Matthew and Gary will highlight Design Build Services’ use of mass timber in building an invigorated, enriched, diverse community of Langford on Vancouver Island. Their multi-family dwellings are carefully designed to be part of sustainable, livable neighborhoods that are pedestrian-friendly and close to local amenities – achieving this while maintaining social and environmental responsibility. Encouraging alternate forms of transportation, the homes are strategically located to take advantage of upcoming new links between the West Shore and Downtown Victoria. Featuring architecture that is vibrant and welcoming, their Mass Timber buildings are the cornerstones of their community, sustainably creating innovative designs for families and businesses. They are the iconic landmarks that you can call home.
The presentation will start with their 6 storey projects like Hockley Corners, The Arc, and Peatt Commons 2. From there they will discuss their flagship project, District 56, consisting of three mass timber phases. The first, Terminus, is an innovative, 5 storey, mass timber commercial building designed to operate as the business hub of the community they’ve built. The second phase is Tallwood 1, Vancouver Island’s first 12 storey mass timber building, which will be home to 124 residential rental units. Finally, our presenters will explain why they’ve become dedicated to building with mass timber on of their future projects, further building their “mass timber community” in Langford and the surrounding area.