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Michael Green Architecture : Dock Building

On Jericho Beach in Vancouver, Canada, the Dock Building built by Michael Green Architecture (MGA) for the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club settles in a vast marina of sailboats. This storage building and offices of the captaincy takes again the industrial design of the constructions around dating from the beginning of the last century. In a context of sustainable development, it blends into the maritime colors of the bay.

With a growing number of members since its formation in 1903, the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club, a private club of yacht enthusiasts, is offering a new storage structure for boats, sails and nautical equipment. Rectangular in shape, the structure in beam-glulam beam structure, clad in laminated panels, consists of two volumes with a mono-oriented roof, staggered, interlocked one inside the other. The whole, devoid of any opening on its south-east face, is lined with white zinc strips laid standing seams and translucent polycarbonate on the back. Only its entrance facade, located to the north-west, lets the eyes through through the bay windows of the offices of the captaincy, overhung with an attic wood cleats camouflaging the technical sheaths.

A sober and economical set, the realization of the foundations and pilings having swallowed half of the budget allocated.

Enough to prove that industrial rhymes so elegantly!

To learn more, visit Micheal Green Architecture agency website

Photographs: Ema Peter

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