Over 400 BC buildings were nominated for the Architectural Foundation of BC’s 100 Best Buildings Contest. Nominations could be any structure or building in British Columbia that are best-loved, for whatever reason; a sort-of people’s choice award as opposed to a juried competition. The public voted from amongst those buildings to identify both the most popular building overall, and the top 25 in each region. From those a judging panel determined the top 3 in each region. The Architectural Foundation of BC’s mandate is to promote the appreciation, awareness and understanding of architecture in BC.
RATIO had four projects nominated including:
Stave Falls Visitor Centre; “it delivers history, a connection to the history of the province, and beauty all at once”. More about the Stave Falls project here.
Britannia Mine Museum; “it is a stark beauty in its location and construction” More about the Britannia Mine Museum here.
Sinclair Centre; “built in 1910 and originally the Post Office until 1958 the Sinclair Centre has a beautiful Edwardian Baroque style, combining English and French influences, with all of its intricate carvings and detail on every corner and stairwell. Now a shopping mall and housing the passport office. Outstanding is the historic atrium clock was built by John Smith & Sons and is the largest clock movement in Western Canada.” More about RATIO’s involvement in Sinclair Centre here.
For more information about the Architecture Foundation of BC click here.