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Northwest Territories Pavilion, Expo 86 Vancouver, BC

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One of the most popular pavilions at Expo 86, the building form and plaza symbolize the northern landscape, while the main plaza functions as an abstract, three-dimensional map of the Northwest Territories. An ice-blue membrane embedded with fine glass granules coats the plywood exterior, creating a shimmering, snow-like surface to simulate the winter experience of the North.

Facts

  • Client:Govt of NWT, Ministry of Tourism
  • Size:7,000 sq ft
  • Budget:$2.8 million
  • Status:Completed 1986

Northwest Territories Pavilion, Expo 86

Vancouver, BC

One of the most popular pavilions at Expo 86, the building form and plaza symbolize the northern landscape, while the main plaza functions as an abstract, three-dimensional map of the Northwest Territories. An ice-blue membrane embedded with fine glass granules coats the plywood exterior, creating a shimmering, snow-like surface to simulate the winter experience of the North.

Facts

  • ClientGovt of NWT, Ministry of Tourism
  • Size7,000 sq ft
  • Budget$2.8 million
  • StatusCompleted 1986