BC’s Best Buildings contest
Ratio wrote this on Nov 20

Over 400 BC buildings were nominated for the Architectural Foundation of BC’s 100 Best Buildings Contest. Nominations could be any structure or building in British Columbia that are best-loved, for whatever reason; a sort-of people’s choice award as opposed to a juried competition.  The public voted from amongst those buildings to identify both the most popular building overall, and the top 25 in each region.  From those  a judging panel determined the top 3 in each region.  The Architectural Foundation of BC’s mandate is to promote the appreciation,  awareness and understanding of architecture in BC.

RATIO had four projects nominated including:

Stave Falls Visitor Centre; “it delivers history, a connection to the history of the province, and beauty all at once”. More about the Stave Falls project here.

Britannia Mine Museum; “it is a stark beauty in its location and construction” More about the Britannia Mine Museum here.

Sinclair Centre; “built in 1910 and originally the Post Office until 1958 the Sinclair Centre has a beautiful Edwardian Baroque style, combining English and French influences, with all of its intricate carvings and detail on every corner and stairwell. Now a shopping mall and housing the passport office. Outstanding is the historic atrium clock was built by John Smith & Sons and is the largest clock movement in Western Canada.” More about RATIO’s involvement in Sinclair Centre here. 

For more information about the Architecture Foundation of BC click here. 

The CBC’s coverage on the  AFBC’s  contest winners here