Client: Metro Vancouver
Location: Delta, BC
The Annacis Research Centre is a showcase facility designed to demonstrate Metro Vancouver’s advanced sustainability goals. The project is designed to transform the public perception of water, our most precious natural resource. The facility is focused on water processes and research centered around four key components: education, research, sustainability and leadership. Local’s role as the Owner’s representative and sustainability consultant through a design build process helped define the project services and ensured a final result consistent with the original vision.
Water treatment was a primary concern in the project delivery, particularly due to the industrial site and the project’s role of a wastewater education facility. The project achieved LEED Platinum certification, supported by innovative wastewater technologies including stormwater and wastewater treatment and reuse on site. Local was responsible for the project definition, managing stakeholder goals and programmatic challenges through detailed site analysis and an integrated design process. The project’s educational objectives are achieved through transparency in design and visibility of initiatives on site, including solar energy collection, rainwater collection, use of local wood and generous access to daylight and views. Metro Vancouver holds regular public tours of the facility demonstrating the multiple ways that the built project responds to its surroundings.
Design Build Team: IBI Group/Stuart Olson Construction
Project Completion: 2011