Cannon Design’s Richmond Olympic Oval receives Green GOOD Design Award for Architecture

Cannon Design, the international architectural, engineering and planning firm with offices in Vancouver, Victoria, Toronto and Calgary, has been  honoured with the Green GOOD Design Award for the Richmond Olympic Oval by the prestigious European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies and The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design. The Green GOOD program emphasizes the importance of sustainable design and raises the international profile of firms that are doing the best work in advancing sustainable design for world environments. The architectural firm was also awarded for its Power House, Restoration and Adaptive Reuse project.


The signature venue for the 2010 Olympic Winter Games, the Richmond Olympic Oval is a multimillion-dollar complex that includes a landmark multipurpose sports, recreation, and community facility on Richmond’s waterfront. Beyond catalyzing transformation of the riverfront into a high-density, urban neighbourhood, the Richmond Olympic Oval functions as a venue for community events, creating a lasting legacy beyond its immediate purpose. With a design solution that optimizes energy use, environmental health, and aesthetic value, the Richmond Olympic Oval has achieved LEED Silver certification.


The venue is the recipient of numerous design awards – including The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) Award of Excellence for Innovation in Architecture; The Institute of Structural Engineers Award for Sports or Leisure Structures; and the Vancouver Organizing Committee (VANOC) Sustainability Star and Society of American Registered Architects Design Award of Excellence.


In April 2011, The Chicago Athenaeum, together with The European Centre will present a special exhibition of all awarded buildings at its Conference on the Environment in Hamburg, Germany. 


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