FLYOVER CANADA

RETAIL EXPANSION AND KIOSK REPLACEMENT

LOCATION

Vancouver, BC

CLIENT/OWNER

Brewster Inc. DBA Flyover Canada by Pursuit

 

ARCHITECT

Grout McTavish Architecture

Brad McTavish (Principal), Alex Ward

CONSULTANTS

Structural Consultant: RJC Engineers

Mechanical Consultant: Integral Group

Electrical Consultant: AES Engineering

YEAR DESIGNED

2018 - Present

With the success of Fly-Over Canada and the continued growth in visitors to this landmark Vancouver attraction, Grout McTavish Architects were retained to design and implement an expanded guest services program containing retail, ticketing and café. 

 

Situated on the north tip of Canada Place the new facilities were developed as a replacement to the temporary tents and prefabricated containers used for these functions and were designed as a complimentary structure to the existing Canada Place architecture.

 

Utilizing a lightweight steel structure the pavilion was designed to maximize views to the harbour beyond and features retractable glazing to allow the pavilion to be transformed into an open air pavilion during the summer months.

 

With ride capacity and throughput for visitors being the primary functional driver for the design, the architecture was developed to allow for free flowing paths through the retail and café areas while ensuring critical guest services functions and accessibility were addressed in the project.

Principal, Brad McTavish and the Grout McTavish team worked in close collaboration with the Pursuit client group, retail operations and food and beverage consultants to develop the building program, conceptual framework and ultimate architectural configuration of the project.

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