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 conferences.
Fine Arts Pamphlet Files; UBC Buildings (Campus Planning); UBC Reports May 22, 1997

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