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Old Posted Nov 9, 2009, 9:08 AM
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Olympic Village by night | November 8th, 2009 | Part 1

Southeast False Creek from the deck of the Cambie Street Bridge

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The western corner of the Olympic Village.

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The "Green Building" has two glowing stairwells facing into its courtyard. Here we see the southern stairwell peeking around the corner.

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The Green Building's second glowing courtyard stairwell.

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The Green Building has a third glowing external stairwell on the front of the building facing First Avenue.

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...And a large warmly lit amenity room at the southeast corner of the building beside the building's lobby.

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Olympic Village by night | November 8th, 2009 | Part 2

The Salt Building by night.

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A reception was held in the Salt Building for Prince Charles and Lady Camilla on Saturday November 7th as part of their tour of the Olympic Village and Vancouver.

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The "White Bulding" features, without a doubt, the most beautiful pieces of architectural lighting I have ever seen. Here one of the Olympic Village's founding architectural principles, that of external staircases that act as "vertical streets", has yielded genuine pieces of art.

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The second set is nearly finished.

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The White Building and the Salt Building with the Green Building in the distance.

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The entire First Avenue frontage of the Olympic Village as seen from the far east side.

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beautiful shots SFU! thanks for sharing.

i;m surprised the city installed that fence (3rd pic from the top) around the wall centre site. seems elaborate for a temporary fence.
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Great photos SFU! The staircases are excellent!

I have a feeling the Salt building will become a Vancouver icon of sorts. Prominent, recognizable, simple, unique, cheerful and the focal point of the neighborhood.
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The colours are sure beautiful!
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Excellent photos!
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Really great photos thanks. It's good to see all that new construction finally come alive at night.
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Video of the Vancouver Olympic Village

These video clips were taken from today and some were taken from last month. Several small Inukshuks can be found across the Olympic village.


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I have been away for 2 weeks touring the Stratford OV!

I had seen what many of you had wrote about the Vancouver OV and the cost overruns, and most of you hit it on the head.

I cant wait to return home and see the final product.
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www.thechallengeseries.ca launched the next chapter in the olympic village book. this one is about water/building landscape.

hinge park

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the erickson condos. very creative way of handling the parking ramp

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rooftop plantings

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Durante Kreuk, landscape architects for the Olympic Village development, were playful in their approach to green roof design. In this aerial view of the rooftops of the Olympic Village, plants were placed into shapes showing motifs of Olympic athletes playing hockey, curling and competing at luge. The Olympic athlete figures are created with different plant types, colours and textures, and are outlined within a metal border.
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check out the website for tons of info

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Thanks for the new pics! Wow, that looks good.

(They should have let this design team redo Granville )

Note: I noticed it's actually "the challenge series" (not "challenger")

http://www.thechallengeseries.ca/
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That looks amazing
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Thanks for the new pics! Wow, that looks good.

(They should have let this design team redo Granville )

Note: I noticed it's actually "the challenge series" (not "challenger")

http://www.thechallengeseries.ca/
Thanks i made the change.
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looks like another world - looks good
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Drove over the Cambie Bridge tonight - there was a steady stream of steam coming from one of the five stacks of the SEFC Energy Centre. No sign of any LEDs though.
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Drove over the Cambie Bridge tonight - there was a steady stream of steam coming from one of the five stacks of the SEFC Energy Centre. No sign of any LEDs though.
they'll be attached within a month, once the commissioning of the plant is complete...the lights will be tuned to reflect the temperature being called for in the plant (less demand for heat, summer, are cool colours, warmer, for more demand...[peak loads and winter)
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Love all that green on the roofs... too bad most of it is just grass.
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The colours are sure beautiful!
Just wait till it is all lit up. Would certainly make a case for more lighting in the right districts in and around downtown.
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they'll be attached within a month, once the commissioning of the plant is complete...the lights will be tuned to reflect the temperature being called for in the plant (less demand for heat, summer, are cool colours, warmer, for more demand...[peak loads and winter)
Thanks.
Sounds like an intuitive colour selection.
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My current favourite proposal that has been made public.
There could be some changes made and I imagine it will look slightly different but this probably is pretty close to what you'll see. Enjoy.

Private SEFC proposal 1553-1577 Main st

Context
http://vancouver.ca/commsvcs/plannin...ts/context.pdf

Siteplan
http://vancouver.ca/commsvcs/plannin...s/siteplan.pdf

Elevation
http://vancouver.ca/commsvcs/plannin...elevations.pdf

Landscape
http://vancouver.ca/commsvcs/plannin.../landscape.pdf
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