Located in Vancouver, B.C., Canada, Vancouver Convention Centre West was designed by LMN Architects, in collaboration with Vancouver-based MCM and DA, the Vancouver Convention Centre West (VCC) has become the first convention centre project in the world to earn what is the program’s highest rating. Coinciding with the arrival of the world’s media descending upon Vancouver, B.C. for the 2010 Olympic & Paralympic Winter Games, the building where they will be housed for the duration, Vancouver Convention Centre West has been awarded LEED Canada Platinum.
A prominent feature to be recognized around the world is the centre’s six-acre living roof, which is Canada’s largest and the biggest non-industrial living roof in North America. Landscaped with 400,000 native plants and grasses, the green roof acts as an insulator to mediate the exterior air temperature, as well as contributing to the building’s stormwater utilization and integrating with the waterfront landscape ecosystem.