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Winner: Vancouver Convention Centre West designed by
LMN+MCM/DA

Read more and see our shortlist here 
JUDGES' COMMENTS
JUDGES (from left to right)
Sofie Pelsmakers - Architect & co-founder of Architects for Change
Jerry Tate - Principal at Jerry Tate Architects
Mike Beavan - co-Group Leader at Arup Associates (Building Services and Environmental Engineering)
Alan Ford (remote judge) - Principal at Alan Ford Architects, author of Designing the Sustainable School
EDITORIAL
The Vancouver Convention Centre West in Vancouver by LMN Architects became the first ever winner of the WAN Sustainable Building of the Year Award. From the topography to the natural ecosystem and social involvement, The Vancouver Convention Centre West exhibits aspects of sustainability far beyond its commendable energy performance data.

All of our jurors agreed that in their decision they had taken a broad understanding of sustainability and were looking for a project which has in the words of Arup Associates co-group leader Michael Beaven, 'taken community, people and environment, and contextualised that for architecture'. As the panel studied stunning images, impressive statistical data and eloquent diagrams, it became clear that The Vancouver Centre West stood out in the way that it comprehensively fulfilled this criteria.
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