Vancouver's BC Place, built in 1983 and home to the 2010 Olympic Games, needed a new retractable roof. Key roof components came from three continents. Mast sections were fabricated in Thailand during blockades and political unrest. A volcanic eruption in Iceland delayed airfreight from Europe and the tsunami in Japan disrupted shipping in the Pacific.
Location Vancouver, Canada
Owner B.C. Pavilion Corp., Vancouver
Architect Stantec Consulting Ltd., Vancouver
General Contractor PCL Constructors Westcoast Inc., Richmond, B.C.
Engineers Geiger Engineers, Suffern, N.Y. (structural); GENIVAR Consultants, Vancouver, B.C., (civil, MEP); Schlaich Bergermann and Partner LP, Stuttgart, Germany (structural)