Van Dusen Botanical Gardens

Location: Vancouver, BC

Engineers collaborated with architects at Perkins + Will to develop the building’s most dramatic feature – a free-form, organically-shaped roof that metaphorically represents the petals of an orchid. The roof flows seamlessly into the surrounding landscape like an extension of the garden itself.

Billed as “Vancouver’s greenest building,” the VanDusen project sets the sustainability bar for future projects at a new high, achieving LEED Platinum status, but this had to be accomplished within the tight time constraints that had been imposed on the project by the federal government’s stimulus funding program.

True integrated design coordination between all the architectural and engineering services accelerated the construction process on site and allowed those involved to meet the budget objectives and an almost-unrealistic project schedule– two factors that made Detec the only realistic solution for electronic leak detection and moisture monitoring on this demanding project.

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