John Paul II Pastoral Centre2015-12-03T21:00:47+00:00

Project Description

John Paul II Pastoral Centre

Architect: John Clark Architect Inc
Project Address: 4885 Saint John Paul II Way Vancouver, BC V5Z 0G3
Product: LONGBOARD® 6” V Groove in Light Cherry

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A 70,000 sq.ft. LEED Gold certified office and residential building.
“You can’t use wood on a non-combustible building, there’s no shrinkage, staining, etc. and it is almost impossible to distinguish between either product given the nature of the hidden fastening system” — John Clark, Principal John Clark Architect Inc

The wood aesthetic figured heavily in enabling the building to blend with its surroundings, the scale and colour of the six-inch plank material relative to the volume of the wall areas and feature elements, informs and strengthens the relationship of the forested south west edge of the property, its tall trees and adjacency to the residential neighbourhood, and the neighbouring health care facilities.The light cherry was chosen because its red tones best contrasted with the adjacent Douglas fir and Yew trees.

The pre-planning was crucial in determining where expansion pieces would be located, the U Cap and base was used to make these expansion joints an integral part of the overall design.

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