© 2017 Woodford Sheppard Architecture Ltd.

cordova street stables

client: private

location: Vancouver, British Columbia

use: commercial / light industrial

scale: 6,000 ft2

Gair Williamson Architects | Lead Architect: Chris Woodford
 

2011 Lieutenant-Governor of BC Award in Architecture
 

2011 City of Vancouver Heritage Awards

Gair Williamson Architects

Lead Architect: Chris Woodford

The building was originally constructed in 1902-03 and used as a transfer station and stables. The project proposed to restore the building to its former glory and adopt its potential to meet the contemporary needs of modern day landscape. The first phase consisted of repairing the existing building and stripping it down to its original components. The second consisted of a series of architectural interventions allowing the building to function with regards to its new purpose. The design utilized the original steel support cables, eliminating the need for columns, creating an expansive internal space.