West Vancouver, BC, Canada
This 50,000 square foot timber frame lodge was the host for the Snowboard and Freestyle Skiing competitions of the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics. Designed on 3 levels, the ground floor accommodates a full ski school and rental complex, ticket sales, washrooms, retail facility, and a cappuccino bar. Level 2, the main floor, includes self serve restaurant service and seating for approx. 700 skiers and a bistro style service facility seating up to 250 people. Level 3, the loft floor, is a mezzanine style area which hosts overflow dining in peak periods, group or special events, and banquets. The building is enveloped with energy efficient R24 walls and R38 roof systems. The massing is simple and reflects the mountainous character of the site. The roof breaks into large gables at the areas where doors need protection from the falling snow and to provide large windows for natural light....
The exterior is prefinished board and batten with natural stone accents, architecturally detailed concrete columns supporting the deck, powder coated aluminum deck railing and high-quality low E glass Pella wood windows. The building is the central hub for all activities in the park during both the summer and winter seasons.