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The Exibition Hall Enclosure of Canada Harbour Place

Canada Harbour Place

The sail-like fabric structure units of this convention center exhibit hall are skewed at 45° in their plan orientation to reflect the street grid of the city of Vancouver. This feature together with the peaks of the end-supported structural system give the building its drama. It has become a symbol of the city.
The structure has a clear span of 180 ft. and a length of 328 ft. An inner liner fabric provides insulation and sound control.

Canada Harbour Place


Location: Vancouver, B.C. Canada
Project Cost: 18 Million
Completion Date: 1985
Owner: City of Vancouver
Architects: Zeidler Roberts and Partners, Toronto, Canada.
Design Consultants and Structural Engineers for the Roof Structure:
Geiger Berger Assoc.P.C.; Horst Berger , Principal-in-charge of design.