BUILDEX / AIBC Architecture Day

BUILDEX takes place February 13-14, 2013 at the Vancouver Convention Centre West. The two-day event, one of Canada’s largest tradeshows and conferences, will bring together an estimated 13,000 design, construction and real estate management professionals with some 600 exhibits and more than 50 educational seminars. Highlights include AIBC Architecture Day on Thursday, February 14, featuring four architecture-focused panel presentations along with a gallery exhibit on West Coast Design. For detailed Architecture Day program information and to register go to:

Vancouver Firm to Build HK$2.7 Billion Opera House

By Frederik Balfour, Bloomberg Businessweek
December 10, 2012

Vancouver-based Bing Thom Architects and local firm Ronald Lu have beaten out rival studios headed by Norman Foster and Moshe Safdie to build a HK$2.7 billion ($348 million) Chinese opera house in Hong Kong. Known as the Xiqu Centre, it’s scheduled for completion in 2016 and will be the first of 17 cultural and entertainment venues at the HK$23.5 billion West Kowloon Cultural District to open. The preliminary design features a spherical theater that appears to float above an atrium. The exterior covering of the structure appears to undulate as if it were a theater curtain. More …