Chan Centre for the Performing Arts
- 6265 Crescent Road
- Bing Thom O.C. Architects
- $25 million
- Sources of funds:
- The Chan Foundation of Canada ($10 million), B.C. TEL, Royal Bank Finanical
Group, matching fund from government of B.C. ($15 million).
- Building users:
- Faculty of Arts, Department of Music and Theatre
- Architectural features:
- Its curved wall was constructed using Peri Rundflex System, a concrete
forming system that allows contractor to form a variety of curves, the
first one used in North America. Heavy usage of zinc (self-cleaning, self-weathering)
was applied which has reflective and shimmering qualities and was environmentally-friendly.
Its heavy masonry and concrete construction required ensuring acoustic
relation of performance space.
- The Centre consists of the 1400-seat Chan Shun Concert Hall (180-288
seats), the BCTel Studio Theatre, and the Royal Bank Cinema (158 seats).
It is designed for ceremonies, music and theatre programs, and
- Fine Arts Pamphlet Files; UBC Buildings (Campus Planning); UBC Reports
May 22, 1997
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