Sea and Sky Discovery Centre / Ekistics Architecture

Sea and Sky Discovery Centre / Ekistics Architecture

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  • Clients : BlueSky Properties, Kingswood Properties
  • Collaborators : Insight Design Group Inc., Tangible Interaction
  • Design Team : Cyndi Condon Moore
  • City : Squamish
  • Country : Canada
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Sea and Sky Discovery Centre / Ekistics Architecture - Windows, Facade
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Text description provided by the architects. The SEAandSKY Discovery Centre was built to market the upcoming SEAandSKY community – a mixed use neighbourhood built in a spectacular location in Squamish, BC.

Sea and Sky Discovery Centre / Ekistics Architecture - Table, Windows, Lighting, Chair, Beam
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Sea and Sky Discovery Centre / Ekistics Architecture - Table, Sofa, Windows, Beam, Chair
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The Centre’s architectural inspiration was derived from local and historic design references. Careful consideration was put into honoring the site’s industrial past and prominent waterside location.

Sea and Sky Discovery Centre / Ekistics Architecture - Table, Chair
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The building’s bold form - an impressive 35’-tall, 60’ x 30’ gable-ended space clad in dark metal panels, integrated with a smaller, more intimate, cedar-clad ‘box’ providing entry, pays homage to marine warehouses and industrial waterfront precedents.

Sea and Sky Discovery Centre / Ekistics Architecture - Windows, Table, Chair
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Sea and Sky Discovery Centre / Ekistics Architecture - Facade, Garden
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In terms of architectural character, the building’s form is intended to be clear, minimal, and elegant from a distance, yet encompass an array of rich materials and intricate detailing up close.

Sea and Sky Discovery Centre / Ekistics Architecture - Door, Windows, Stairs, Facade, Garden
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Address:Squamish, BC, Canada

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Cite: "Sea and Sky Discovery Centre / Ekistics Architecture" 27 Jun 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/919717/sea-and-sky-discovery-centre-ekistics-architecture> ISSN 0719-8884

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