Industrial Long Wood

PrizeHonorable Mention in Architectural Design / Conceptual Architecture
Firm LocationVancouver , Canada
CompanyActon Ostry Architects Inc.
Lead ArchitectRussell Acton & Mark Ostry
Design TeamAntonio Colin, Matthew Fellows, Matias Grez
Client1000A Holdings Inc.

Located in Vancouver, Industrial Long Wood is an exposed mass timber building measuring 27 metres high by 21 metres wide and 162 metres long, equivalent to a 54-storey tower laid on its side. The raised form and simple articulated massing reflects and recalls the coupling of freight cars and the rhythm of the surrounding rail yards. Industrial Long Wood aspires to be a model for future mass timber development that is quick, clean, and cost effective to construct. To achieve economy through speed of construction, a “keep it simple” design approach leverages repetition and prefabrication.