VanDusen Botanical Garden 

At the turn of the millenium, VanDusen Botanical Gardens knew it was in dire need of revitalization – it struggled to attract a younger demographic and overall visitor numbers were in decline.

To address these challenges, VanDusen made plans to create an iconic visitor centre along a busy commuter corridor and add profitable spaces such as a café, event venue, and flexible education and administration rooms. The new centre would blend into its surrounding landscape, with a free-form roof that referenced a native British Columbia orchid.

Location

Vancouver, BC

Size

19,000 ft2

Engineer

Fast + Epp

Architect

Perkins + Will

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